|What this indicator means
This indicator is based on two questions in the RI Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey that ask respondents, "Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?" and, "During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed dental care (including check-ups), but didn't get it because you couldn't afford it?" Data are reported as the weighted proportion of respondents from Rhode Island who answered "yes" to each survey question. For this indicator, groups with a higher percentage of people in that group who responded "yes" will be considered more disadvantaged.