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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 97B
Percent of children ages 6-11 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1999-2004
Population group Percent SE
Total   27.3 1.5
Gender Male 28.9 1.8
Female 25.6 2.4
Ethnicity Mexican American   38.8 2.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 31.6 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White 23.7 2.3
Family incomea Negative/poor 37.3 2.0
Near poor/low 36.9 3.0
Middle 21.0 2.2
High 12.1 1.7

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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