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2001 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What is the main reason you have not visited the dentist in the past year?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Fear, apprehension, nervousness, pain, dislike going 6.6 5.4 7.4 9.3 6.6 6.4 4.4
Cost 34.1 50.5 39.8 37.5 35.2 24.9 18.2
Do not have/know a dentist 2.5 3.4 3.0 3.5 2.5 1.0 1.2
Cannot get to the office/clinic 3.2 5.0 5.6 2.7 2.3 2.5 1.1
No reason to go (no problems, no teeth) 30.4 11.2 13.7 22.1 30.0 46.4 59.0
Other priorities 8.3 6.5 12.5 11.2 8.1 6.7 3.5
Have not thought of it 3.5 6.6 6.1 3.3 1.8 .9 2.0
Other 11.4 11.4 11.9 10.4 13.6 11.2 10.5
Male Fear, apprehension, nervousness, pain, dislike going 7.3 7.1 7.9 8.0 7.5 5.7 6.6
Cost 30.5 43.3 32.9 36.4 29.1 23.6 15.3
Do not have/know a dentist 2.4 2.7 2.5 4.4 1.6 2.1 .7
Cannot get to the office/clinic 2.4 2.7 3.3 1.8 3.0 2.1 1.3
No reason to go (no problems, no teeth) 32.5 20.7 19.8 21.3 31.3 49.2 63.1
Other priorities 10.8 7.1 14.3 16.5 11.3 5.7 5.6
Have not thought of it 3.7 3.8 9.1 2.4 1.6 .7 2.0
Other 10.4 12.5 10.3 9.2 14.6 10.7 5.3
Female Fear, apprehension, nervousness, pain, dislike going 5.9 3.6 6.8 10.6 5.5 6.9 2.8
Cost 37.7 57.9 49.1 38.8 42.4 26.0 20.2
Do not have/know a dentist 2.5 4.2 3.6 2.5 3.5
1.6
Cannot get to the office/clinic 4.0 7.5 8.5 3.8 1.5 2.9 1.0
No reason to go (no problems, no teeth) 28.3 1.2 5.5 23.0 28.5 43.9 56.1
Other priorities 5.6 6.0 10.2 5.4 4.3 7.5 2.0
Have not thought of it 3.4 9.6 2.1 4.2 2.0 1.2 2.0
Other 12.6 10.1 14.1 11.7 12.4 11.6 14.2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who said they have not seen a dentist in the past year.

What is the main reason you have not visited the dentist in the past year?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1,354 143 253 263 232 189 274
Fear, apprehension, nervousness, pain, dislike going 89 7 21 27 13 10 11
Cost 437 64 101 98 81 48 45
Do not have/know a dentist 33 4 8 9 6 2 4
Cannot get to the office/clinic 47 10 15 7 7 4 4
No reason to go (no problems, no teeth) 417 18 33 56 66 84 160
Other priorities 105 12 31 25 18 11 8
Have not thought of it 42 8 14 9 4 2 5
Other 152 18 25 26 31 23 29
Don't know/Not sure 23 2 5 3 4 4 5
Refused 9

3 2 1 3
Male Total 604 75 122 124 104 83 96
Fear, apprehension, nervousness, pain, dislike going 40 4 11 9 6 4 6
Cost 166 29 36 40 29 19 13
Do not have/know a dentist 16 2 4 6 1 2 1
Cannot get to the office/clinic 17 2 5 3 4 2 1
No reason to go (no problems, no teeth) 202 16 24 30 33 39 60
Other priorities 64 8 18 18 11 4 5
Have not thought of it 22 3 11 3 2 1 2
Other 61 10 9 11 16 9 6
Don't know/Not sure 12 1 4 3 1 2 1
Refused 4

1 1 1 1
Female Total 750 68 131 139 128 106 178
Fear, apprehension, nervousness, pain, dislike going 49 3 10 18 7 6 5
Cost 271 35 65 58 52 29 32
Do not have/know a dentist 17 2 4 3 5
3
Cannot get to the office/clinic 30 8 10 4 3 2 3
No reason to go (no problems, no teeth) 215 2 9 26 33 45 100
Other priorities 41 4 13 7 7 7 3
Have not thought of it 20 5 3 6 2 1 3
Other 91 8 16 15 15 14 23
Don't know/Not sure 11 1 1
3 2 4
Refused 5

2 1
2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who said they have not seen a dentist in the past year.