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Table 5. Dental visits by insurance status, Canada and United States, 2002 to 2003
  Canada United States
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
Insured
Less than 1 year ago
71.9
69.9,
74.0
72.4
70.7,
74.2
1 year to 2 years ago
11.6
10.2,
13.0
11.6
10.3,
12.8
2 years to less than 3 years ago
4.1
3.2,
5.1
4.4
3.6,
5.3
3 years to less than 5 years ago
3.6
2.7,
4.6
3.9
3.1,
4.8
More than 5 years ago
7.3
6.1,
8.5
6.4
5.4,
7.4
Never
..
..,
..
..
..
..
Uninsured
Less than 1 year ago
47.0
44.0,
49.9
47.2
44.7,
49.7
1 year to 2 years ago
16.5
14.2,
18.9
17.1
15.2,
19.1
2 years to less than 3 years ago
9.5
7.6,
11.4
9.2
7.7,
10.8
3 years to less than 5 years ago
7.0
5.5,
8.6
8.4
6.8,
9.9
More than 5 years ago
16.7*
14.6,
18.7
13.7*
12.1,
15.4
Never
3.3E
2.0,
4.7
4.3
3.2,
5.4
All
Less than 1 year ago
62.8
61.2,
64.4
63.1
61.7,
64.5
1 year to 2 years ago
13.2
12.0,
14.5
13.6
12.6,
14.6
2 years to less than 3 years ago
5.8
5.0,
6.7
6.0
5.3,
6.8
3 years to less than 5 years ago
4.7
4.0,
5.5
5.5
4.8,
6.3
More than 5 years ago
11.5*
10.4,
12.5
9.3*
8.5,
10.1
Never
2.0
1.4,
2.5
2.4
1.9,
2.9
Notes:
i) Household population aged 18 and over.
ii) Missing data ("I don't know", "not stated", "refusal") have been excluded from the analysis.
‡ Age-adjusted percents calculated using the projected 2000 United States standard population.
* Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States (p<0.05).
E Interpret with caution (high sampling variability).
.. Data not provided due to extreme sampling variability or small sample size.
Source: Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, 2002/03