Table 12. Contribution of Untreated Decayed or Filled Permanent Teeth Among Children Aged 6–11 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 12. Mean percentage contribution of untreated decayed (% DT/DMFT) or filled (% FT/DMFT) permanent teeth among children aged 6–11 years with at least one untreated decayed, missing, or filled permanent tooth (DMFT ≥1),a by selected characteristics, United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004 and 2011–2016
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Characteristic
1999-2004
2011-2016
Change in % DT/DMFTb
Change in % FT/DMFTb
% DT/DMFT
% FT/DMFT
% DT/DMFT
% FT/DMFT
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
MEAN
SE
MEAN
SE
Total
33.1
4.06
65.7
4.08
27.9
2.74
70.9
2.74
-5.3
5.1
Age (years)
6-8c
36.4
6.52
61.9
6.57
29.8
4.82
68.3
4.86
-6.6
6.3
9-11
30.0
3.25
69.2
3.25
26.0
2.29
73.3
2.29
-4.0
4.0
Sex
Malec
37.0
5.45
61.9
5.45
25.6
3.19
73.0
3.18
-11.4
11.1
Female
29.8
4.57
68.9
4.59
30.5
3.44
68.3
3.41
0.7
-0.8
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicc
26.8
6.15
71.4
6.24
26.1
3.07
72.8
2.88
-0.7
1.2
Black, non-Hispanic
42.5
5.68
56.1
5.84
33.5
4.05
64.9
4.19
-9.0
9.1
Mexican American
39.4
3.83
60.1
3.85
29.3
4.63
70.5
4.63
-10.1
10.2
Poverty status
<100%FPL
36.9
4.79
62.0
4.76
31.1
3.77
67.0
3.96
-5.7
4.9
100%–199% FPL
45.7
8.35
53.6
8.26
21.7
3.63
76.5
3.45
-24.0*
23.0*
≥200% FPLc
20.1
3.81
78.1
3.89
26.5
5.70
73.2
5.82
6.4
-5.3
Poverty status
<200% FPL
41.4
4.45
57.7
4.47
29.3
3.36
69.0
3.32
-12.2*
11.3*
≥200% FPLc
20.1
3.81
78.1
3.89
26.5
5.70
73.2
5.82
6.4
-5.3

Note: All estimates are adjusted by age (single years) to U.S. 2000 standard population. SE = standard error. FPL = federal poverty level; <100% FPL = poor; 100%–199% FPL = near-poor; <200% FPL = poor and near-poor combined; and ≥200% FPL = not-poor

*P <0.05 based on t-test for differences between two periods or two groups within each characteristic.

a Includes children with at least one permanent tooth present.
Change from 1999–2004 to 2011-2016. Positive value=increase and negative value=decrease.
c Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.