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Table 2 Comparison of the 30% Adolescents with the Highest DMFT Score from Nevada Oral Health Initiative with NHANES Population Data (1999-2004)

From: A case-control study of determinants for high and low dental caries prevalence in Nevada youth

30% with the Highest DMFT Score* NHANES (1999-2004)
Variable Decay ** % (SE) DMFT Mean (SE) Variable Decay** % (SE) DMFT Mean (SE)
Age    Age   
12-15 28.7% (1.21) 6.66 (0.09) 12-15 16.91% (0.99) 1.78 (0.08)
16-19 45.3% (1.11) 7.45 (0.07) 16-19 22.24% (1.45) 3.31 (0.09)
Sex    Sex   
Males 46.2% (1.13) 6.36 (0.14) Males 19.89% (1.22) 2.31 (0.09)
Females 53.8% (1.21) 7.01 (0.04) Females 19.31% (1.30) 2.79 (0.08)
Race/Eth*    Race/Eth   
White, NH 26.3% (1.46) 6.86 (0.08) White, NH 16.22% (1.45) 2.54 (0.10)
Black, NH 37.0% (1.44) 6.68 (0.12) Black, NH 25.66% (1.39) 2.20 (0.10)
Hispanic 41.8% (1.22) 7.14 (0.10) Hispanic 28.57% (1.54) 2.82 (0.13)
  1. Note. * N = 2127 **Untreated Caries; NHANES, 2007 estimates are adjusted to the US 2000 standard population; SE = Standard Error.