Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
The CDC-AAP (Centers for Disease Control - American Academy for Periodontology) case definitions for moderate and severe periodontitis have been published elsewhere. This case definition considers measures of Pocket Depth and attachment loss from interproximal sites. Moderate periodontitis is defined as having two or more interproximal sites with > 4 mm clinical AL not on the same tooth or two or more interproximal sites with PD = 5 mm also not on the same tooth. Severe periodontitis is defined as having two or more interproximal sites with > 6 mm AL not on the same tooth, and one or more interproximal sites with > 5mm PD. This indicator measures the percentage of the population aged 45 to 74 years with moderate or severe periodontitis and is measured using the Oral Health Examination component of the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, collected since 2001. The measurement protocol has been described.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Baseline data has been revised from 12.7 to 12.8 percent. As a result, the target has been revised from 11.4 to 11.5 percent.
Additional resources about the objective.
This hyperlink will direct you to a non-governmental Website or application.
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United
States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) of the hyperlinked Website
or application, or the information, products or services contained therein. Such
hyperlinks are provided consistent with the intended purpose of this HHS Website.
Visitors to the hyperlinked Website or application will be subject to the Website
or application's privacy policies. These practices may be different than those of
this HHS Website.
You will be redirected to: link