OH-4.2 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 65 to 74 years who have lost all of their natural teeth

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)
24.0 (1999-2004)
Target
21.6
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 65 to 74 years and older with a clinical confirmation of having lost all their natural teeth, including third molars
Denominator
Number of persons aged 65 to 74 years
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

The case definition is "lost all teeth due to caries or periodontal diseases"; however, because cause of tooth loss is not feasible to identify, the absence of 32 natural teeth (including 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 and More Information

  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.