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QuickStats: Prevalence of Complete Tooth Loss Among Older Adults,* By Age Group and Federal Poverty Level (FPL) --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988--1994 and 1999--2004

* As determined by the dental component of the standardized physical examination of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Based on family size and income.

The prevalence of complete tooth loss (edentulism) was significantly lower (p<0.05, by t test) for adults with a family income of >200% FPL compared with those in lower income groups. The prevalence of edentulism decreased between 1988--1994 and 1999--2004 for those in the 100%--199% and >200% FPL groups but not for those in the <100% FPL group.

SOURCE: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988--1994 and 1999--2004. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 8/16/2007

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