Table 34. Number of Permanent Teeth Among Dentate Adults Aged 20–64 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 34. Mean number of permanent teeth among dentate adults aged 20–64 years, by selected characteristics, United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004 and 2011–2016

Characteristic
1999-2004
2011-2016
Change %a
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Total
24.9
0.09
25.5
0.07
0.5*
Age (years)
20–34b
26.9
0.05
27.0
0.05
0.1
35–49
25.0
0.10
25.5*
0.10
0.5*
50–64
22.2
0.22
23.4*
0.17
1.1*
Sex
Maleb
25.0
0.13
25.5
0.09
0.5*
Female
24.9
0.08
25.5
0.08
0.6*
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicb
25.2
0.12
25.7
0.10
0.5*
Black, non-Hispanic
23.6
0.13
24.2*
0.14
0.6*
Mexican American
25.2
0.07
25.4*
0.11
0.2
Poverty status
<100%FPL
23.3
0.17
23.6*
0.18
0.2
100%–199% FPL
23.5
0.18
24.4*
0.11
0.9*
≥200% FPLb
25.5
0.08
26.1
0.06
0.7*
Poverty status
<200% FPL
23.4
0.15
24.1*
0.12
0.6*
≥200% FPLb
25.5
0.08
26.1
0.06
0.7*
Education
<High school
23.0
0.17
23.8*
0.17
0.8*
High school
24.3
0.16
24.5*
0.13
0.2
>High schoolb
25.7
0.07
26.1
0.07
0.4*
Cigarette smoking history
Current smoker
23.3
0.16
23.5*
0.18
0.2
Former smoker
25.1
0.12
25.5*
0.10
0.4*
Never smokedb
25.6
0.08
26.1
0.06
0.5*

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 from 1999–2004 to 2011–2016. Positive value = increase; negative value = decrease.
Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.