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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 97C
Percent of children ages 12-17 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1999-2004
Population group Percent SE
Total   17.7 1.0
Gender Male 17.4 1.1
Female 18.0 1.3
Ethnicity Mexican American   26.2 1.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 23.1 1.4
Non-Hispanic, White 14.2 1.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 27.2 2.3
Near poor/low 25.4 2.2
Middle 13.0 1.3
High 7.2 1.1

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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