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OH-5 Data Details

OH-5 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 45 to 74 years with moderate or severe periodontitis

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
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
12.8 (2001-2004)
Target
11.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 45 to 74 years with a clinical diagnosis of moderate or severe periodontitis
Denominator
Number of persons aged 45 to 74 years with two of 28 possible permanent teeth present (exclusive of third molars), and valid periodontal probing measurements for two permanent teeth, at 2 interproximal sites on each tooth.
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The Centers for Disease Control - American Academy for Periodontology (CDC-AAP) case definitions for moderate and severe periodontitis have been published elsewhere. This case definition considers measures of pocket depth (PD) and attachment loss (AL) 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.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2012, the original baseline was revised from 12.7 to 12.8 percent to correct programming errors. The target was adjusted from 11.4 to 11.5 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.

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. Roy C and Eke PI. Case definition for use in population-based surveillance of periodontitis. J Periodontol. 78 (7):1387 – 1399. 2007.