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61.7
54.7
Comparison: 61.7
Unit: percent
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Adults who Visited a Dentist

Value: 54.7 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Oral Health
Health / Access to Health Services
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have visited a dentist or dental clinic for any reason in the past year.
Why this is important: 
Oral health has been shown to impact overall health and well-being. Nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, or tooth caries, and one in seven adults aged 35 to 44 years old has periodontal (gum) disease. Given these serious health consequences, it is important to maintain good oral health. It is recommended that adults and children see a dentist on a regular basis. Professional dental care helps to maintain the overall health of the teeth and mouth, and provides for early detection of pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2004: 61.2 2006: 60.0 2008: 60.9 2010: 54.7

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Unit: percent
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Adults who Visited a Dentist

Value: 54.7 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Oral Health
Health / Access to Health Services
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have visited a dentist or dental clinic for any reason in the past year.
Why this is important: 
Oral health has been shown to impact overall health and well-being. Nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, or tooth caries, and one in seven adults aged 35 to 44 years old has periodontal (gum) disease. Given these serious health consequences, it is important to maintain good oral health. It is recommended that adults and children see a dentist on a regular basis. Professional dental care helps to maintain the overall health of the teeth and mouth, and provides for early detection of pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2004: 61.2 2006: 60.0 2008: 60.9 2010: 54.7

percent

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