Table 4. Contribution of Untreated Decayed or Filled Primary Teeth Among Children Aged 2–5 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 4. Mean percentage contribution of untreated decayed (dt/dft) or filled (ft/dft) primary teeth among children aged 2–5 years with at least one untreated decayed or filled primary 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
72.3
2.42
27.7
2.43
45.3
1.77
54.7
1.77
-26.9*
26.9*
Sex
Maleb

68.4

3.25
31.6
3.25
45.9
2.54
54.1
2.54
-22.5*
22.5*
Female
76.7
2.60
23.3
2.60
43.9
3.25
56.1
3.25
-32.8*
32.8
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicb
71.9
3.78
28.1
3.79
41.0
4.53
59.0
4.53
-30.8*
30.9*
Black, non-Hispanic
75.5
2.85
24.5
2.85
52.1
5.24
47.9
5.24
-23..4*
23.4*
Mexican American
70.2
3.29
29.8
3.29
43.8
3.17
56.2
3.17
-26.4*
26.4*
Poverty status
<100%FPL
70.8
2.77
29.2
2.78
45.3
3.19
54.7
3.20
-25.5*
25.5*
100%–199% FPL
75.7
3.94
24.3
3.94
49.0
3.05
51.0
3.06
-26.7*
26.7*
≥200% FPLb
72.3
4.37
27.7
4.37
41.6
4.44
58.4
4.45
-30.7*
30.7*
Poverty status
<200% FPL
72.6
2.77
27.4
2.77
46.5
2.38
53.5
2.38
-26.1*
26.1*
≥200% FPLb
72.3
4.37
27.7
4.37
41.6
4.44
58.4
4.45
-30.7*
30.7*

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.

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