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Data Tables for Oral Health Indicators

Selected data tables from Oral Health U.S., 2002 and recent updates are provided for each of the following oral health indicators. For tables that have been updated, links to the original tables from Oral Health U.S., 2002 are provided. Each data table is provided in both HTML and PDF formats. To view, print, or download a data table, select an oral health indicator below, then select the file format associated with each data table. The PDF version is recommended for printing.

**New** Link to the new MMWR report on the oral health of Americans, Surveillance for Dental Caries, Dental Sealants, Tooth Retention, Edentulism, and Enamel Fluorosis�United States 1988�1994 and 1999�2002. This report presents results from the 1988�1994 and 1999�2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Exam Indicators: Self-Reported Indicators:
Dental Caries Dental Visits
Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers Self-Assessed Oral Health Status
Periodontal Assessment/Disease Usual Source of Dental Care
Sealants Orofacial Pain
Smokeless Tobacco Lesions Tobacco Use
Tooth Loss Dental Insurance

One or more documents on this Web page is available in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print these documents.

Dental Caries
Untreated dental caries prevalence among children (aged 2�4 and 6�8 years), adolescents (aged 12�15 years), and adults (aged 35�44 years) by selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994
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Trends in primary dentition untreated dental caries prevalence among children (aged 2�4 and 6�8 years) and trends in permanent dentition untreated dental caries among children (aged 6�8 years), adolescents (aged 12�15 years) and adults (aged 35�44 years) by selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) 1971�1975 and the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994
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Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers
Incidence rates for oral and pharyngeal cancers by stage and selected demographic characteristics
Data source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) 9 Registries Public-Use, November 2002 Submission (1973�2000), National Cancer Institute
link to table with earlier data
HTML PDF
Adults aged 40 years and older reporting having had an oral and pharyngeal cancer examination
Data source: 1992 and 1998 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS)
HTML PDF
Incidence rates for oral and pharyngeal cancers for all stages by race/ethnicity
Data source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) 9 Registries Public-Use, November 2002 Submission (1973�2000), National Cancer Institute
HTML PDF
Oral and pharyngeal cancer deaths (per 100,000)
Data source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Mortality-All COD, Public-Use with State, Total U.S. for Hispanics (1990�2001), National Cancer Institute
link to table with earlier data
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Periodontal Assessment/Disease
Prevalence of gingivitis among adults aged 20 years and older by selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994
HTML PDF
Destructive periodontal disease among adults aged 20 years and older by selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994
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Sealants
Children and adolescents with dental sealants by age group and selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994
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Smokeless Tobacco Lesions
School children aged 12�17 years with smokeless tobacco lesions by selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The 1986�1987 National Survey of Oral Health in U.S. School Children
HTML PDF
Smokeless tobacco lesions among adults aged 18 years and older by selected demographic characteristics
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988�1994
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Tooth Loss
Adults aged 18 years and older with full dentition by selected demographic characteristics
Data sources: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994 and the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
HTML PDF
Edentulous adults aged 65 to 74 years by selected demographic characteristics
Data sources: 1998 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
HTML PDF
Edentulous adults aged 45 to 64 years by selected demographic characteristics
Data sources: 1998 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
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Dental Visits
Visits to a dentist during the past year among those aged 2 years and older
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994, 2001 National Health Interview Survey, and 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC)
link to table with earlier data
HTML PDF
Percentage of children aged 18 years and younger who received preventive dental services during 2000 by type of service
Data source: 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC)
link to table with earlier data
HTML PDF
Percentage of children aged 18 years and younger living below the federal poverty level during 2000 by extent of dental services received
Data source: 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC)
link to table with earlier data
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Percentage of children aged 18 years and younger living at or above the federal poverty level during 2000 by extent of dental services received
Data source: 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC)
link to table with earlier data
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Self-Assessed Oral Health Status
Adults aged 18 years and older with a self-assessed oral health status of good or better
Data source: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988�1994
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Usual Source of Dental Care
Adults with a usual source of dental care, 1971�1975
Data source: The First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) 1971�1975
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Orofacial pain
Adults experiencing acute orofacial pain during the past 6 months
Data source: 1989 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Orofacial Pain Supplement
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Tobacco Use
High school students who used tobacco by selected demographic characteristics
Data Source: MMWR Surveillance Summaries for the 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
link to table with earlier data
HTML PDF
Trends in percentage of adults who are current cigarette smokers
Data source: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
link to table with earlier data
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Dental Insurance
Distribution of U.S. adult population with dental and/or medical insurance by selected demographic characteristics, 1997 and 2001
Data source: 1997 and 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
link to table with earlier data
HTML PDF

For more information please contact:

Christopher P. Callahan
Public Health Analyst
Division of Oral Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F-80
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: (770)488-5391
Fax: (770)488-6080

E-mail: oralhealthdrc@ngc.com


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