Table 2

Number of adults included in the analysis by age group, scheme, and data source
Scheme 1: Employed adults Scheme 2: Less well-off adults
16-24 year-olds
Survey total 198 263
Survey regular# 103 (52.0%) 103 (39.2%)
Claims data 100,971 58,702
35-44 year-olds
Survey total 307 197
Survey regular# 211 (68.7%) 65 (33.0%)
Claims data 134,198 48,491
65+ year-olds
Survey total 65 456
Survey regular# 28 (43.1%) 94 (20.6%)
Claims data 3,773 59,948

NA = not available. #Survey regular: number of adults who said they were regular visitors to the dentist in the survey. Claims data: number of adults who used the schemes from October 2000 to August 2002. The numbers in parentheses refer to regular users as a proportion of the total sample size.

Guiney et al.

Guiney et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:31   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-31

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