Table 28. Contribution of Untreated Decayed or Filled Permanent Teeth Among Dentate Adults Aged 20–64 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 28. Mean percentage contribution of untreated decayed (% DT/DFT) or filled (% FT/DFT) permanent teeth among dentate adults aged 20–64 years with at least one untreated decayed or filled permanent tooth (DFT ≥1), by selected characteristics, United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004 and 2011–2016

Characteristic
1999-2004
2011-2016
Change in % DT/DFTa
Change in % FT/DFTa
% DT/DFT
% FT/DFT
% DT/DFT
% FT/DFT
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Total
14.1
0.68
85.9
0.68
15.8
0.74
84.2
0.74
1.7
-1.7
Age (years)
20-34b
18.7
0.98
81.3
0.98
21.2
1.06
78.8
1.06
2.6
-2.6
35-49
12.7
0.81
87.4
0.81
14.4*
0.93
85.6*
0.93
1.8
-1.8
50-64
10.1
0.79
89.9
0.79
10.5*
0.85
89.5*
0.84
0.4
-0.4
Sex
Maleb
16.4
0.88
83.6
0.88
18.7
0.90
81.3
0.90
2.3
-2.3
Female
11.9
0.61
88.1
0.61
13.1*
0.73
86.9*
0.73
1.1
-1.1
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicb
10.3
0.96
89.7
0.96
12.4
0.82
87.6
0.82
2.2
-2.2
Black, non-Hispanic
27.9
1.61
72.1
1.61
28.2*
1.75
71.8*
1.75
0.3
-0.3
Mexican American
28.4
2.30
71.6
2.30
25.3*
1.69
74.7*
1.69
-3.1
3.1
Poverty status
<100%FPL
30.3
1.54
69.7
1.54
31.2*
1.16
68.8*
1.16
0.9
-0.9
100%–199% FPL
23.7
1.31
76.3
1.31
24.0*
1.28
76.0*
1.28
0.3
-0.3
≥200% FPLb
8.4
0.49
91.6
0.49
9.0
0.57
91.0
0.57
0.7
-0.7
Poverty status
<200% FPL
26.4
1.21
73.6
1.21
27.1*
1.04
73.0*
1.04
0.6
-0.6
≥200% FPLb
8.4
0.49
91.6
0.49
9.0
0.57
91.0
0.57
0.7
-0.7
Education
<High school
33.6
1.68
66.5
1.68
33.8*
1.35
66.2*
1.35
0.3
-0.3
High school
18.2
0.98
81.8
0.98
23.5*
1.23
76.5*
1.23
5.3*
-5.3*
>High schoolb
6.9
0.45
93.1
0.45
9.7
0.53
90.3
0.53
2.8*
-2.8*
Cigarette smoking history
Current smoker
23.3
1.31
76.7
1.31
28.1*
1.35
72.0*
1.35
4.8*
-4.8*
Former smoker
9.9
0.94
90.1
0.94
14.1*
0.92
86.0*
0.91
4.2*
-4.2*
Never smokedb
11.2
0.58
88.9
0.58
11.8
0.78
88.2
0.78
0.7
-0.7

Note: All estimates are adjusted by age (5-year groups) to the US 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.

Change in percentage points from 1999–2004. Positive value=increase and negative value=decrease.
Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.