Table 32. Contribution of Untreated Decayed or Filled Permanent Teeth Among Dentate Adults Aged 65 Years or Older

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 32. Mean percentage contribution of untreated decayed (% DT/DFT) or filled (% FT/DFT) permanent teeth among dentate adults aged 65 years or older 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
8.8
0.68
91.2
0.68
6.7
0.55
93.3
0.55
-2.1*
2.1*
Age (years)
65-74b
8.4
0.82
91.6
0.82
6.3
0.63
93.7
0.63
-2.2*
2.2*
>75
9.2
0.85
90.8
0.85
7.3
0.85
92.7
0.85
-1.9
1.9
Sex
Maleb
10.8
0.88
89.2
0.88
8.3
0.78
91.7
0.78
-2.5*
2.5*
Female
7.3
0.75
92.7
0.75
5.4*
0.56
94.6*
0.56
-1.9*
1.9*
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicb
6.5
0.78
93.5
0.78
4.4
0.40
95.6
0.40
-2.1*
2.1*
Black, non-Hispanic
32.0
3.80
68.0
3.80
21.0*
2.30
79.0*
2.29
-11.0*
11.0*
Mexican American
31.8
3.22
68.3
3.23
28.5*
3.83
71.5*
3.83
-3.3
3.3
Poverty status
<100%FPL
25.9
3.13
74.1
3.13
24.1*
2.60
75.9*
2.60
-1.8
1.8
100%–199% FPL
13.1
1.29
86.9
1.29
12.6*
1.36
87.4*
1.36
-0.5
0.5
≥200% FPLb
4.9
0.51
95.2
0.51
2.8
0.35
97.2
0.34
-2.1*
2.1*
Poverty status
<200% FPL
16.2
1.51
83.8
1.51
15.7*
1.43
84.3*
1.43
-0.4
-0.4
≥200% FPLb
4.9
0.51
95.2
0.51
2.8
0.35
97.2
0.34
-2.1*
2.1*
Education
<High school
19.4
2.17
80.6
2.17
19.9*
1.77
80.1*
1.77
0.6
-0.6
High school
7.4
0.84
92.6
0.84
8.1*
1.17
91.9*
1.17
0.6
-0.6
>High schoolb
4.8
0.59
95.2
0.59
3.5
0.44
96.5
0.44
-1.3
1.3
Cigarette Smoking history
Current smoker
17.5
2.91
82.5
2.91
21.4*
3.51
78.6*
3.51
3.9
-3.9
Former smoker
8.5
0.87
91.5
0.87
6.5
0.81
93.5
0.81
-2.0
2.0
Never smokedb
8.0
0.80
92.0
0.80
5.5
0.55
94.5
0.55
-2.5*
2.5*

Note: All estimates are adjusted by age (5-year groups; maximum age group is >80) 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 to 2011–2016. Positive value = increase; negative value = decrease.
Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.