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Untreated Tooth Decay
Percentage of 3rd Grade students with untreated tooth decay

See also information on State Oral Health Surveys

Overview by Percent with Untreated Tooth Decay

Sort list by: State  Percent with Untreated Tooth Decay
State School Year Percent with Untreated Tooth Decay1 Response
Rate2
(%)
Percent eligible for free and reduced-cost lunch program3
Sample State
Schools4 Students5
Arkansas 20012002
% 42.1
CI (38.445.8)
N 815
86 55 NR 45
New Mexico 19992000
% 37.0
CI (32.341.6)
N 2136
47 NR NR NR
Delaware 20012002
% 30.9
CI (26.035.7)
N 1032
43 37 41 40
Wisconsin 20012002
% 30.8
CI (29.332.5)
N 3307
67 39 NR 34
Missouri 19992000
% 23.0
CI (22.024.0)
N 3031
80 NR NR NR
Utah 20002001
% 23.0
CI (21.025.0)
N 800
51 NR NR NR
New Hampshire 20002001
% 21.7
CI (14.329.1)
N 410
78 NR NR NR
Washington 19992000
% 20.5
CI (18.322.8)
N 1217
40 37 37 31
Maine 19981999
% 20.4
CI (18.322.6)
N 1297
51 NR 31 32
Vermont 20022003
% 16.1
CI (12.820.1)
N 409
68 31 NR 31

% Percentage
CI 95% Confidence Interval
N Number of students in sample
NR Not Reported
1 The percent with untreated tooth decay shown on this page has not been adjusted for nonresponse.
2 Survey response rates differ among states. Differential nonresponse can bias the estimates. Response rates, the percent of selected children who actually participated, are presented to help the reader judge the potential for bias.
3 Untreated tooth decay may be associated with income. Eligibility for the free and reduced-cost lunch program is presented to help the reader assess whether the survey sample is representative of all 3rd graders in the state.
4 The percent eligible for the free and reduced-cost lunch program among students attending schools that participated in the survey.
5 The percent eligible for the free and reduced-cost lunch program among students who participated in the survey.


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