QuickStats: Prevalence* of Untreated Dental Caries† in Primary Teeth§ Among Children Aged 2–8 Years, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2014
Weekly / March 10, 2017 / 66(9);261
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Untreated dental caries are defined as tooth decay (dental cavities) that have not received appropriate treatment. Data were collected by dentists in the mobile examination center as part of the oral health component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
§ Primary teeth are the first teeth (baby teeth), which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth.
Source: CDC/NCHS. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2011–2014. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.
Reported by: Eleanor Fleming, PhD, DDS, email@example.com, 301-458-4062; Joseph Afful, MS; Steven M. Frenk, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Prevalence of Untreated Dental Caries in Primary Teeth Among Children Aged 2–8 Years, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:261. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6609a5.
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