Publication - Statistics

Scottish Health Survey 2017 - volume one: main report

Published: 25 Sep 2018
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care, Research, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787812178

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2017, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

Table 3.6 Difficulties when visiting the dentist, 2017, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2017
Type of difficulty Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Difficulty in getting time off work 4 12 13 13 4 1 - 8
Difficulty in getting an appointment that suits me 1 13 14 7 6 1 1 7
Dental treatment too expensive 7 14 5 6 4 1 2 6
Long way to go to the dentist 7 9 4 3 3 3 4 5
I have not found a dentist I like 2 5 0 4 2 2 1 2
I cannot get dental treatment under the NHS 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 2
I have difficulty in getting access, e.g. steps, wheelchair access - - 2 1 1 2 1 1
Other 3 3 3 3 1 2 - 2
None of these 76 67 73 68 83 90 92 77
Women
Difficulty in getting time off work 4 7 3 3 2 1 - 3
Difficulty in getting an appointment that suits me 13 13 7 10 3 2 3 8
Dental treatment too expensive 11 9 5 6 4 6 2 6
Long way to go to the dentist 6 2 6 3 4 5 4 4
I have not found a dentist I like 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 2
I cannot get dental treatment under the NHS 2 0 3 1 3 1 3 2
I have difficulty in getting access, e.g. steps, wheelchair access - - 1 0 - 2 2 1
Other 6 5 3 2 2 1 - 3
None of these 66 75 78 77 85 85 91 79
All adults
Difficulty in getting time off work 4 9 8 8 3 1 - 5
Difficulty in getting an appointment that suits me 7 13 11 9 5 1 2 7
Dental treatment too expensive 9 11 5 6 4 4 2 6
Long way to go to the dentist 7 6 5 3 3 4 4 4
I have not found a dentist I like 2 3 1 3 2 2 1 2
I cannot get dental treatment under the NHS 2 1 3 2 2 1 2 2
I have difficulty in getting access, e.g. steps, wheelchair access - - 1 1 1 2 1 1
Other 4 4 3 2 1 2 - 2
None of these 71 71 76 73 84 88 92 78
Bases (weighted):
Men 136 168 155 181 161 126 82 1007
Women 135 175 162 197 169 138 114 1089
All adults 270 342 316 378 330 264 195 2096
Bases (unweighted):
Men 82 132 119 134 182 153 105 907
Women 90 163 189 210 215 192 127 1186
All adults 172 295 308 344 397 345 232 2093

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