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Indicator Report - Medicaid-Enrolled Children Receiving Dental Services

Why Is This Important?

"Children of low-income families are more likely to have tooth decay. One reason is that many children with public coverage lack access to dental care. On average, fewer than half of all North Carolinians aged 1-5 years enrolled in Medicaid receive any dental care in a year." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Children Enrolled in Medicaid Who Received Any Dental Service During the Previous 12 Months North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2011

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Data Notes

This measure is based on Medicaid data originating from the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Division of Medical Assistance, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services 

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Children aged 1 to 5 years enrolled in Medicaid who received any dental service during the previous 12 months

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Children aged 1 to 5 years that received any dental services during the federal fiscal year (Oct. 1st - Sept. 30th)
Denominator: All North Carolina resident children aged 1-5 year who were eligible three or more continuous months during the same federal fiscal year

Page Content Updated On 11/30/2012, Published on 04/02/2013
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