Table 4

Patients’ dental caries experience in permanent teeth by age group

Age in YearsNumberUntreatedTotal
6 to 892475 (8.1%)153 (16.6%)
9 to 11661114 (17.2%)284 (43.0%)
12 to 15553157 (28.4%)348 (62.9%)
16 to 19525178 (33.9%)356 (67.8%)
20 to 342,832983 (34.7%)1,567 (55.3%)
35 to 492,7051,005 (37.2%)1,735 (64.1%)
50 to 643,4441,117 (32.4%)2,416 (70.2%)
65 to 741,722548 (31.8%)1,303 (75.7%)
75+852261 (30.6%)654 (76.8%)
  • Note: Data for missing teeth were not included in assessments of caries reported in this table. All data from the hospital dental clinic are excluded due to the extent of missing information for patients seen at that clinic. Because of the small sample size for some clinics, data are not portrayed by county. The “Untreated” group included patients with decayed teeth. The “Total” group included patients with decayed and/or filled teeth.