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Table 1.83c
Percent of children ages 12-17 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004
Population group 1999-2004 1988-1994
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   17.7 1.0 19.4 1.4
Gender Male 17.4 1.1 18.5 1.5
Female 18.0 1.3 20.3 2.0
Ethnicity Mexican American 26.2 1.6 31.8 1.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 23.1 1.4 31.2 2.4
Non-Hispanic, White 14.2 1.5 14.6 1.7
Family incomea Negative/poor 27.2 2.3 32.0 2.8
Near poor/low 25.4 2.2 26.1 3.9
Middle 13.0 1.3 11.6 1.6
High 7.2 1.1 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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