Prevalence and trends in periodontitis in the USA: the [corrected] NHANES, 1988 to 2000.

@article{Borrell2005PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence and trends in periodontitis in the USA: the [corrected] NHANES, 1988 to 2000.},
  author={Luisa N Borrell and Brian A. Burt and George W. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 10},
  pages={924-30}
}
Trends in periodontal diseases in the USA have been documented for years. However, the results have been mixed, mostly due to different periodontal assessment protocols. This study examined change in the prevalence of periodontitis between the NHANES III and the NHANES 1999-2000, and differences in the prevalence of periodontitis among racial/ethnic groups in the USA. Analysis was limited to non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Mexican-American adults aged 18+ yrs in the NHANES III (n=12… CONTINUE READING
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