Table 17. Contribution of Untreated Decayed or Filled Permanent Teeth Among Adolescents Aged 12–19 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 17. Mean percentage contribution of untreated decayed (% DT/DMFT) or filled (% FT/DMFT) permanent teeth among adolescents aged 12–19 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

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
22.1
1.29
75.6
1.44
19.3
1.16
78.1
1.20
-2.8
2.6
Age (years)
12-15c
24.2
1.76
74.0
1.94
19.6
1.44
77.6
1.46
-4.6*
3.6
16-19
20.0
1.36
77.1
1.45
18.9
1.39
78.7
1.45
-1.0
1.6
Sex
Malec
24.6
1.47
73.2
1.58
21.5
1.44
76.0
1.61
-3.1
2.8
Female
19.9
1.51
77.7
1.70
17.0*
1.56
80.4*
1.55
-2.8
2.6
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicc
17.6
1.96
80.6
2.20
18.5
1.59
78.5
1.67
0.8
-2.1
Black, non-Hispanic
32.1
1.82
64.0
2.07
23.5
2.96
73.3
3.05
-8.6*
9.3*
Mexican American
30.2
2.06
67.3
2.06
20.5
1.84
78.3
1.87
-9.7*
11.0*
Poverty status
<100%FPL
29.8
2.18
67.4
2.18
22.4*
1.87
74.5*
1.73
-7.4*
7.1*
100%–199% FPL
27.4
2.22
69.6
2.48
21.9*
2.00
76.2*
2.07
-5.5
6.6*
≥200% FPLc
15.1
1.54
83.5
1.66
14.9
1.87
82.3
1.99
-0.2
-1.2
Poverty status
<200% FPL
28.6
1.68
68.5
1.76
22.1*
1.24
75.4*
1.22
-6.4*
6.9*
≥200% FPLc
15.1
1.54
83.5
1.66
14.9
1.87
82.3
1.99
-0.2
-1.2

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.

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