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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 97A
Percent of children ages 2-5 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1999-2004
Population group Percent SE
Total   20.6 1.3
Gender Male 21.2 1.9
Female 20.0 1.5
Ethnicity Mexican American   31.2 1.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 24.4 2.1
Non-Hispanic, White 17.0 1.7
Family incomea Negative/poor 30.8 2.0
Near poor/low 23.2 3.1
Middle 18.2 2.1
High 6.3 1.5

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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