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. 2015 May;(197):197.

Dental Caries and Tooth Loss in Adults in the United States, 2011-2012

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Dental Caries and Tooth Loss in Adults in the United States, 2011-2012

Bruce Dye et al. NCHS Data Brief. .
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Abstract

Among adults aged 20-64, 91% had dental caries and 27% had untreated tooth decay. Untreated tooth decay was higher for Hispanic (36%) and non-Hispanic black (42%) adults compared with non-Hispanic white (22%) and non-Hispanic Asian (17%) adults aged 20-64. Adults aged 20-39 were twice as likely to have all their teeth (67%) compared with those aged 40-64 (34%). About one in five adults aged 65 and over had untreated tooth decay. Among adults aged 65 and over, complete tooth loss was lower for older Hispanic (15%) and non-Hispanic white (17%) adults compared with older non-Hispanic black adults (29%).

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