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Table 1.83b
Percent of children ages 6-11 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004
Population group 1999-2004 1988-1994
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   27.3 1.5 27.6 1.4
Gender Male 28.9 1.8 26.6 1.7
Female 25.6 2.4 28.6 1.6
Ethnicity Mexican American 38.8 2.3 41.0 3.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 31.6 1.7 34.3 1.4
Non-Hispanic, White 23.7 2.3 23.0 1.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 37.3 2.0 43.3 2.6
Near poor/low 36.9 3.0 30.3 2.3
Middle 21.0 2.2 20.1 2.1
High 12.1 1.7 DSU DSU

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

 

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