Percentage of children under 6 who had been to a dental professional by selected characteristics, Canada, 2011 to 2013
‘Other’ ethnicity category includes Arab, African, Latin American, mixed ethnicity, North American Aboriginal, and Oceania.
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Darmawikarta, D., Chen, Y., Carsley, S., Birken, C. S., Parkin, P. C., Schroth, R. J., & Maguire, J. L. (2014). Factors associated with dental care utilization in early childhood. Pediatrics, 133(6), e1594-e1600.
Between 2011 and 2013, older children were more likely to see a dental professional than were younger children – among children over 2, almost all children had seen a dental professional.
Boys and girls were equally likely to see a dental professional.
Children of European descent were much more likely to see a dental professional than were children of East Asian, South/Southeast Asian or other descent.
Children living in higher income families were more likely to see a dental professional than were those living in lower income households.
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