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Table 2 Self-report oral health indicators

From: [More] evidence to support oral health promotion services targeted to smokers calling tobacco quitlines in the United States

  All participants Dentate participants
  n = 455 n = 384
  N (%) N (%)
Edentulous (lost all natural, permanent teeth)a,b 68 (14.9) n/a
Self-rated health of teeth & gums as ‘good’ or better a 272 (59.8) 271 (70.6)
Believe may have gum disease based on current symptoms (e.g., swollen, receding, sore, or infected gums or loose teeth)a 116 (25.5) 116 (30.2)
One or more permanent teeth removed due to Diseasec 231 (50.7) 175 (45.7)
Ever received treatment for gum disease (such as scaling or root planing)a 136 (29.9) 136 (35.4)
Ever had teeth become loose without injury 73 (16.0) 73 (19.0)
Ever diagnosed with dental bone lossa 97 (21.3) 96 (25.0)
Ever diagnosed with oral cancer 4 (0.9) 2 (0.5)
  1. a Source: 2009–2010 NHANES.
  2. b Dentate status was not available for 3 participants.
  3. c Source: 2008 BRFSS, oral health module.