Data table for Figure 14. Untreated dental caries among children, by age, race and Hispanic origin: United States, 1971–2002
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NOTE: See Chartbook Figure 14.

1971–1974 1988–1994 1999–2002
Characteristic Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Children 2–17 years
Total48.31.522.40.921.01.0
Race and Hispanic origin
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White45.71.517.61.017.41.8
 Black or African American61.02.630.61.426.91.3
Mexican53.74.236.11.631.91.4
Children 2–5 years
Total25.01.719.11.219.31.6
Race and Hispanic origin
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White23.71.813.81.616.92.1
 Black or African American29.03.224.71.924.12.6
Mexican34.16.534.91.731.41.8
Children 6–17 years
Total54.81.623.61.221.51.1
Race and Hispanic origin
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White51.91.618.91.217.52.0
 Black or African American70.13.332.81.527.71.2
Mexican60.27.736.62.132.01.5

SE is standard error.

NOTES: Untreated dental caries refers to untreated coronal caries, that is, caries on the crown or enamel surface of the tooth. Root caries are not included. For children 2–5 years of age, only dental caries in primary teeth was evaluated. Caries in both permanent and primary teeth was evaluated for children 6–11 years of age. For children 12–17 years of age, only dental caries in permanent teeth was evaluated. Total includes children of all other races and Hispanic origins not shown separately. Persons of Mexican origin may be of any race. Starting with 1999 data, race-specific estimates are tabulated according to the 1997 Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity and are not strictly comparable with estimates for earlier years. See Appendix II, Dental caries; Hispanic origin; Race. See related Table 75.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

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Health, United States, 2006: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
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Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2006 Nov.

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