Indicator Report - Adults Who Have Had Permanent Teeth Removed Due to Tooth Decay or Gum Disease for Select Counties, 2010
Why Is This Important?"Untreated tooth decay and gum disease can lead to permanent tooth loss among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nationally, one in three adults has untreated tooth decay, and one in seven adults has gum disease." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Adults Who Have Had Permanent Teeth Removed Due to Tooth Decay or Gum Disease for Select Counties, 2010
Data NotesThis measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone. This question is only asked every other year on the NC BRFSS.
DefinitionTooth loss estimates are based on survey responses to the question: "How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics."
How We Calculated the Rates
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