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Stat!: Youth Tooth Decay Still on the Rise

Posted Jan 25 2010 6:01am

Percent of young, American children with untreated tooth decay in 2000: 16

Healthy People 2010 goal for percent with untreated decay: 9

Percent with untreated decay now: 20

 

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Source: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, via AP

 

Posted in children's health, dental health, statistics Tagged: children's dental health, Healthy People, pediatric dentistry, tooth decay
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