For children ages 2 to 17, DENADV reports whether a doctor or other health provider has ever given advice about the child having regular dental checkups.
IPUMS MEPS reports the universe for each variable based on a thorough review of the original MEPS documentation. Investigating the data may reveal cases that do not meet the stated universe. Users are encouraged to validate universes for their analyses.
DENADV is part of a series of questions asked about child preventive care, which is collected on the Child Preventive Health Supplement. See HGTMEAS for more information on the series of child preventive care questions and LESSHLTHY for more information on the Child Preventive Health Supplement.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2001-2017: Children ages 2-17.
- 2001-2017 : PERWEIGHT