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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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