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Percentage of children aged 2–5 with untreated decay

  • Lower-Income: 1999-2004: 31%, 2011-2016: 17%
  • Mexican American: 1999-2004: 31%, 2011-2016: 15%
  • Overall: 1999-2004: 21%, 2011-2016: 10%

Percentage of children aged 6–11 with sealants

  • Mexican American: 1999-2004: 24%, 2011-2016: 44%
  • Overall: 1999-2004: 31%, 2011-2016: 42%
  • Lower-Income: 1999-2004: 22%, 2011-2016: 39%

Percentage of adults aged 20–64 with untreated tooth decay, 2011–2016

  • non-Hispanic black: 40%
  • non-Hispanic white*: 22%
  • low-income: 45%
  • higher-income*: 18%
  • less than HS education: 46%
  • more than HS education*: 18%
  • currently smoking cigarettes: 44%
  • never smoked cigarettes*: 20%

* comparison groups


Percentage of adults aged 20–64 with untreated tooth decay 1999–2004

  • Current Smokers: 1999-2004: 39%, 2011-2016: 44%
  • Former Smokers: 1999-2004: 20%, 2011-2016: 25%
  • Never Smoked: 1999-2004: 20%, 2011-2016: 20%

Percentage of adults aged 65 or older with untreated tooth decay, 2011–2016

  • Mexican-American: 36%
  • non-Hispanic black: 29%
  • non-Hispanic white*: 13%
  • low-income: 33%
  • higher-income*: 9%
  • less than HS education: 31%
  • more than HS education*: 12%
  • currently smoking cigarettes: 34%
  • never smoked cigarettes*: 14%

* comparison groups


Percentage of adults aged 65 or older missing all of their teeth, 2011–2016

  • low-income: 34%
  • higher-income*: 11%
  • less than HS education: 35%
  • more than HS education*: 9%
  • currently smoking cigarettes: 43%
  • never smoked cigarettes*: 12%

* comparison groups


Percentage of adults aged 65 or older who lost all of their teeth, 2011–2016

  • Smoker: 43%
  • Non-smoker: 12%

Total tooth loss decreased in adults aged 65 or older

  • 1999-2004: 27%
  • 2011-2016: 17%