Dental Care Access Among Children in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Access to dental care remains an important issue as more than 25 percent of children in the United States between the ages of two and five are affected by tooth decay; this figure increases to over fifty percent among children 12 to 15 years old. Additionally, approximately 16% of children ages 6 to 19 went untreated for dental caries due to lack of dental care access.
In recognition of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, Public Health Management Corporation has published a report highlighting data from PHMC’s Community Health Data Base’s 2010 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Household Health Survey on dental care access of children between the ages of 4 and 17 in the region.
To read the report, go here: http://www.chdbdata.org/datafindings-details.asp?id=97