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OH-4.1 Data Details

OH-4.1 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 45 to 64 years who have ever had a permanent tooth extracted because of dental caries or periodontal disease

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
76.4 (1999-2004)
Target
68.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 45 to 64 years with a clinical confirmation of less than 28 natural teeth present (tooth loss due to caries or periodontal disease), exclusive of third molars
Denominator
Number of persons aged 45 to 64 years with valid codes for 28 permanent teeth exclusive of 3rd molars
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The case definition is "tooth lost due to caries or periodontal diseases"; however, because cause of tooth loss is not feasible to identify, the presence of less than 28 natural teeth (excluding third molars) is used as a proxy. This indicator is tracked using the Oral Health Examination component of the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, collected since 1999. The measurement protocol has been described.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Dye BA, Barker, LK, Selwitz RH, Lewis BG, Wu T, Fryar CD, et al. Overview and quality assurance for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) oral health component, 1999–2002. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 35:140–51. 2007.
  2. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.
  3. Vargas, C.; Schober, S.; and Gift, H. Operational definitions for year 2000 objectives: Priority area 13, Oral Health. Healthy People 2000 Statistical Notes, No. 12. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 1997.