Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
http://cahs-acss.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Access_to_Oral_Care_FINAL_REPORT_EN.pdf -accessed July 24, 2017.
Created by the authors from the analyses of the 2007–2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey data.
In 2007-09, families living in low income neighbourhoods were less likely to access dental care.
38% of families in the lowest income quintile did not have any visits to the dentist in the past year, compared with 21% of those living in the highest income quintile.
34% of families in the lowest income quintile did not see a dental professional because of the cost, compared with 9% of those in the highest income quintile.