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Complete Health Indicator Report of Oral Health - Tooth Retention

Definition

The percentage of adults who have had no teeth extracted due to decay or gum disease

Numerator

The number of survey respondents who reported that they have had no teeth extracted due to decay or gum disease

Denominator

The total number of survey respondents who answered the question

Data Interpretation Issues

Data for this indicator report are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related behaviors, health conditions, and preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. Responses have been weighted to reflect the New Mexico adult population by age, sex, ethnicity, geographic region, marital status, education level, home ownership and type of phone ownership. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (with cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. Please see the [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/view/docs/Query/BRFSS/BRFSS_fact_sheet_Aug2012.pdf BRFSS Method Change Factsheet]. The "missing" and "don't know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage.

Why Is This Important?

Tooth retention in adults is a good marker for oral health, which is important to overall health and quality of life. Oral health affects our ability to speak, smile, eat, and show emotions. It also affects self-esteem and attendance at work. Retaining teeth throughout life supports a healthy jaw bone structure resulting in healthier gums and lessening the chance of tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease. Tooth retention also supports facial structure and appearance, as well, while loss of teeth impacts the facial aging process. Tooth retention helps the aging population maintain their chewing performance, enabling them to continue eating a wider variety of healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease can both contribute to and be affected by the tooth decay and periodontal disease that can lead to tooth loss. Research recommends that daily brushing, flossing and annual prophylactic dental visits lead to better tooth retention.

Healthy People Objective: OH-4, Reduce the proportion of adults who have ever had a permanent tooth extracted because of dental caries or periodontal disease

U.S. Target: Not applicable, see subobjectives in this category


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Related Risk Factors Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2012-2016

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confidence limits

BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage with No Tooth LossLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201254.8%53.4%56.1%4,2338,609
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201453.8%52.2%55.4%4,1158,776
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201654.7%52.8%56.6%2,7705,925
U.S., New Weighting Method201255.5%
U.S., New Weighting Method201456.6%
U.S., New Weighting Method201656.9%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by County, New Mexico, 2014 & 2016 (Combined)

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CountyPercentage with No Tooth LossNote
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo56.6%
Catron36.7%
Chaves50.2%
Cibola54.9%
Colfax43.3%
Curry52.4%
De Baca**
Dona Ana56.3%
Eddy44.9%
Grant42.8%
Guadalupe**
Harding**
Hidalgo**
Lea53.0%
Lincoln46.9%
Los Alamos58.1%
Luna51.3%
McKinley50.6%
Mora31.5%
Otero45.9%
Quay47.5%
Rio Arriba51.8%
Roosevelt57.9%
Sandoval55.7%
San Juan48.9%
San Miguel45.7%
Santa Fe61.6%
Sierra43.8%
Socorro52.7%
Taos49.5%
Torrance49.4%
Union48.5%
Valencia46.6%
NM54.7%
US56.9%U.S. value is for 2016.

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Age Group, New Mexico, 2016

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Age GroupPercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 4
18-3478.4%
35-4958.8%
50-6442.4%
65+30.5%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Sex and Year, New Mexico, 2012-2016

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 6
Male201255.5%
Male201454.2%
Male201655.1%
Female201254.1%
Female201453.5%
Female201654.3%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Race and Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2016

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Race/EthnicityPercentage with No Tooth LossNote
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native54.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander56.9%
Black/African American58.1%
Hispanic55.7%
White54.2%
New Mexico54.7%
United States56.9%U.S. value is for 2016.

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Sexual Orientation, New Mexico, 2016

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Sexual OrientationPercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 3
Straight53.9%
Gay or Lesbian73.2%
Bisexual66.6%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Educational Attainment, New Mexico, 2016

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Education LevelPercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 4
Less Than High School39.5%
H.S. Grad or G.E.D.49.6%
Some Post High School58.0%
College Graduate66.6%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Household Income, New Mexico, 2016

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IncomePercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 5
Less Than $15,00038.9%
$15,000 to $24,99948.0%
$25,000 - $49,99950.4%
$50,000 - $74,99963.2%
$75,000 and Over72.1%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Health Region, New Mexico, 2016

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New Mexico Health RegionPercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 7
Northwest50.3%
Northeast53.7%
Metro56.8%
Southeast51.1%
Southwest53.8%
New Mexico54.7%
US56.9%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)


Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Lost Teeth Due to Decay or Gum Disease by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2016

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Urban Versus Rural CountiesPercentage with No Tooth Loss
Record Count: 6
Metropolitan Counties56.8%
Small Metro Counties55.6%
Mixed Urban-Rural51.5%
Rural Counties44.0%
New Mexico54.7%
U.S.56.9%

Data Notes

Question text: How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Include teeth lost to infection, but do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics. (Question asked in even-numbered years.)

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 01/23/2018, Published on 01/23/2018
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Content updated: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:24:06 MST