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Doctor ever advised dental checkup for child


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.

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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.

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  • 2001-2017: Children ages 2-17.


  • 2001-2017



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