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.
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
Number of persons aged 45 to 64 years with valid codes for 28 permanent teeth exclusive of 3rd molars
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.
Additional resources about the objective
- 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.
- 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.