Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2008
More than one in five people had untreated dental caries and 75% had existing dental restorations.
Prevalence of untreated dental caries varied significantly by poverty level for all age groups; however, there was little difference in dental restoration prevalence by poverty level for children and adolescents aged 5–19 years.
Twenty-seven percent of children and adolescents aged 5–19 years had at least one dental sealant.
Nearly 38% of non-Hispanic black adults had not lost a permanent tooth compared with 51% for non-Hispanic white and 52% for Mexican-American persons.
Almost 23% of adults aged 65 and over were edentulous.
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