Table 35. Percentage of Adults 65 Years or Older Who Have Lost All Their Natural Teeth

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 35. Percentage of adults aged 65 years or older who have lost all their natural teeth, by selected characteristics, United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004 and 2011–2016

Characteristic
1999-2004
2011-2016
Change %a
%
SE
%
SE
Total
27.2
1.44
17.3
1.31
-9.9*
Age (years)
65–74b
24.0
1.53
13.0
1.30
-11.0*
≥75
31.2
1.83
22.5*
1.63
-8.7*
Sex
Maleb
24.5
1.58
17.7
1.51
-6.8*
Female
29.2
1.61
16.9
1.31
-12.3*
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicb
25.9
1.66
15.2
1.66
-10.7*
Black, non-Hispanic
33.7
2.47
30.7*
2.09
-3.0
Mexican American
24.4
2.56
16.7
1.89
-7.6*
Poverty status
<100%FPL
43.8
3.71
34.1*
2.99
-9.7*
100%–199% FPL
36.1
2.14
26.1*
2.27
-10.0*
≥200% FPLb
17.3
1.27
10.7
1.30
-6.6*
Poverty status
<200% FPL
38.4
1.91
28.6*
1.95
-9.7*
≥200% FPLb
17.3
1.27
10.7
1.30
-6.6*
Education
<High school
43.0
2.61
34.8*
2.12
-8.2*
High school
28.3
2.36
21.3*
2.19
-6.9*
>High schoolb
13.6
1.09
9.3
1.06
-4.3*
Cigarette smoking history
Current smoker
49.7
3.20
42.8*
3.12
-6.9
Former smoker
28.8
1.96
18.5*
1.31
-10.2*
Never smokedb
21.5
1.69
12.1
1.14
-9.4*

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.