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OH-2.2 Children with untreated dental decay in their primary or permanent teeth (percent, 6–9 years)
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 25.9 Decrease desired
At baseline, 28.8 percent of children aged 6 to 9 years had untreated dental decay in at least one primary or permanent tooth in 1999-2004. The target is 25.9 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-2.2 Children with untreated dental decay in their primary or permanent teeth (percent, 6–9 years)
By Family income (percent poverty threshold)
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 25.9 Decrease desired
At baseline, 28.8 percent of children aged 6 to 9 years had untreated dental decay in at least one primary or permanent tooth in 1999-2004. The target is 25.9 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-3.2 Adults with untreated coronal caries (percent, 65–74 years )
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 15.4 Decrease desired
At baseline, 17.1 percent of adults aged 65 to 74 years had untreated coronal caries in at least one permanent tooth in 1999-2004. The target is 15.4 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-3.2 Adults with untreated coronal caries (percent, 65–74 years )
By Educational attainment
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 15.4 Decrease desired
At baseline, 17.1 percent of adults aged 65 to 74 years had untreated coronal caries in at least one permanent tooth in 1999-2004. The target is 15.4 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-4.2 Adults with complete tooth loss (percent, 65–74 years)
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 21.6 Decrease desired
At baseline, 24.0 percent of adults aged 65 to 74 years had lost all of their natural teeth in 1999-2004. The target is 21.6 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-4.2 Adults with complete tooth loss (percent, 65–74 years)
By Educational attainment
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 21.6 Decrease desired
At baseline, 24.0 percent of adults aged 65 to 74 years had lost all of their natural teeth in 1999-2004. The target is 21.6 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-5 Adults with moderate or severe periodontitis (percent, 45–74 years)
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 40.8 Decrease desired
At baseline, 47.5 percent of adults aged 45 to 74 years had moderate or severe periodontitis in 2009–10. The target is 40.8 percent, based on a target-setting method of Minimal statistical significance.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-5 Adults with moderate or severe periodontitis (percent, 45–74 years)
By Family income (percent poverty threshold)
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 40.8 Decrease desired
At baseline, 47.5 percent of adults aged 45 to 74 years had moderate or severe periodontitis in 2009–10. The target is 40.8 percent, based on a target-setting method of Minimal statistical significance.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-6 Oral and pharyngeal cancers detected at the earliest stage (percent)
By Sex
2020 Target = 35.9 Increase desired
At baseline, 32.6 percent of oral and pharyngeal cancers were diagnosed at the localized stage (stage 1) in 2007 oral and pharyngeal cancers were diagnosed at the localized stage (stage 1) in. The target is 35.9 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), CDC/NCCDPHP; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), NIH/NCI
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-6 Oral and pharyngeal cancers detected at the earliest stage (percent)
By Race/Ethnicity
2020 Target = 35.9 Increase desired
At baseline, 32.6 percent of oral and pharyngeal cancers were diagnosed at the localized stage (stage 1) in 2007 oral and pharyngeal cancers were diagnosed at the localized stage (stage 1) in. The target is 35.9 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), CDC/NCCDPHP; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), NIH/NCI
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-12.2 Children receiving dental sealants on permanent first molar teeth (percent, 6–9 years)
By Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 28.1 Increase desired
At baseline, 25.5 percent of children aged 6 to 9 years received dental sealants on one or more of their first permanent molars in 1999-2004. The target is 28.1 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
OH-12.2 Children receiving dental sealants on permanent first molar teeth (percent, 6–9 years)
By Family income (percent poverty threshold)
Year: 2013-2014
2020 Target = 28.1 Increase desired
At baseline, 25.5 percent of children aged 6 to 9 years received dental sealants on one or more of their first permanent molars in 1999-2004. The target is 28.1 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.

National Snapshots Help

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 NATIONAL SNAPSHOTS

A User's Guide

  1. National snapshots provide a visual display of progress for selected objectives in each Healthy People 2020 Topic Area, whenever data are available.

  2. The snapshot heading describes the snapshot theme, the population to which the snapshot applies (when needed for clarification), and the data year(s). The snapshot heading is not meant to capture the full scientific scope of the objective(s) that is (are) displayed. The user can find complete technical information about the objective(s) in the Data Details.

  3. The snapshot visual display is generally one of three types: a line graph, a bar chart, or a map. 

  4. The snapshot notes and footnotes indicate any technical information about the data that the user needs to correctly interpret the visual display, together with any key data limitations (when applicable). Although the snapshots are intended to be standalone, the user should consult the objective(s) Data Details for the full range of methodology issues that may impact interpretation.

  5. The snapshot source(s) indicate the data source(s) used to create the visual display.

  6. Age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

  7. Education and income are the primary measures of socioeconomic status in Healthy People 2020. Unless otherwise noted, income is defined as a family’s income before taxes; thus, the terms “income” and “family income” are used interchangeably in the snapshots.

  8. To facilitate comparisons among groups and over time, while adjusting for family size and for inflation, Healthy People 2020 categorizes family income using the Poverty Threshold (PT), sometimes also referred to as the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), developed by the Census Bureau. Unless otherwise overridden by considerations specific to the data system, the five categories of family income primarily used are: 

    1. Below the PT (i.e., less than 100% of the PT) 

    2. At 100%–199% of the PT 

    3. At 200%–399% of the PT 

    4. At 400%–599% of the PT 

    5. At or above 600% of the PT.

  9. A snapshot narrative paragraph highlights some key features of the visual display. The narrative text is not meant to provide an exhaustive analysis of the data displayed. For a more in-depth analysis, the user should refer to the applicable data table(s) and objective(s) Data Details.

  10. The user should keep in mind the following: 

    1. When two rates or proportions are highlighted for comparison (and measures of variability are available), the user may interpret the highlighted difference to be statistically significant at the 0.05 level, unless otherwise stated.

    2. Only selected differences are highlighted in the narrative text. Differences visible in the visual data display but not highlighted in the text still may well be statistically significant.

Revised: Monday, August 25, 2014