Table 8. Contribution of Untreated Decayed or Filled Primary Teeth Among Children Aged 6–8 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 8. Mean percentage contribution of untreated decayed (% dt/dft) or filled (% ft/dft) primary teeth among children aged 6–8 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
39.9
2.21
60.1
2.21
21.9
1.81
78.1
1.81
-18.0*
18.0*
Sex
Maleb
40.6
3.35
59.5
3.35
22.1
2.33
77.9
2.33
-18.5*
18.5*
Female
39.5
2.51
60.5
2.51
21.5
2.10
78.5
2.10
-18.0*
17.9*
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicb
35.9
3.61
64.1
3.61
20.6
2.92
79.4
2.91
-15.3*
15.3*
Black, non-Hispanic
52.6
3.15
47.4
3.15
29.4
3.86
70.6
3.86
-23.2*
23.2*
Mexican American
44.2
2.47
55.8
2.47
18.2
2.57
81.8
2.57
-26.0*
26.0*
Poverty status
<100%FPL
45.2
3.03
54.8
3.04
23.2
2.65
76.8
2.65
-22.0*
22.0*
100%–199% FPL
43.4
5.12
56.6
5.12
23.3
3.65
76.7
3.65
-20.1*
20.1*
≥200% FPLb
31.1
3.44
69.0
3.43
19.9
2.72
80.1
2.72
-11.1*
11.1*
Poverty status
<200% FPL
44.3
3.13
55.7
3.13
23.3
2.62
76.7
2.62
-21.0*
21.0*
≥200% FPLb
31.1
3.44
69.0
3.43
19.9
2.72
80.1
2.72
-11.1*
11.1*

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.
Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.