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Table 1.83a
Percent of children ages 2-5 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004
Population group 1999-2004 1988-1994
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   20.6 1.3 19.1 1.2
Gender Male 21.2 1.9 19.3 1.3
Female 20.0 1.5 18.9 1.5
Ethnicity Mexican American 31.2 1.6 34.9 1.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 24.4 2.1 24.7 1.9
Non-Hispanic, White 17.0 1.7 13.8 1.6
Family incomea Negative/poor 30.8 2.0 30.2 2.7
Near poor/low 23.2 3.1 24.3 2.2
Middle 18.2 2.1 10.7 1.0
High 6.3 1.5 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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