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OH-4.1 Data Details

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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.

Data Source: 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
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 described for Healthy People 2000 is still in use.

Trend Issues: 
In 2015, the 2009-2010 data were deleted and 2011-2012 data were replaced to correct a programming error and make the data trendable back to the baseline.
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 21-03 in that the age range was revised from "35 to 44" to "45 to 64" years.

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. 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.