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CDC Releases New Data on Edentulism

Posted on April 8, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's April 4 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released "QuickStats" on the Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Have Lost All Their Natural Teeth,* by Type of Locality and Region. The report states: "During 2010–2012, 30% of adults aged ≥65 years living in nonmetropolitan areas had no natural teeth, compared with 21% of those living in metropolitan areas. The percentage of adults aged ≥65 years with no natural teeth was higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas in all regions of the United States. In both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, the West had the lowest percentage of adults with no natural teeth."

To see the report in full, please click HERE.