Percentage of Adults Ages 65 and Older Who Have Had All
of Their Permanent Teeth Removed

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 540 20.5 0.9 18.9 22.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 166 19.3 1.4 16.5 22.1
Female 374 21.4 1.1 19.4 23.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 8 16.0 5.6 5.0 27.1
Non-Hispanic 531 20.6 0.9 18.9 22.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 499 20.2 0.9 18.5 22.0
Black Only 18 24.8 5.6 13.8 35.8
Other Race Only 16 25.3 6.0 13.5 37.2
More than One Race 6 25.7 9.5 7.0 44.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 116 44.9 3.4 38.3 51.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 246 25.6 1.5 22.6 28.6
Some College 137 17.6 1.5 14.6 20.5
College Graduate 40 6.1 1.0 4.1 8.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 102 36.6 3.1 30.4 42.7
$15,000 - $24,999 163 30.3 2.1 26.1 34.5
$25,000 - $34,999 70 19.3 2.2 15.0 23.5
$35,000 - $49,999 49 14.6 2.1 10.6 18.6
$50,000+ 38 7.8 1.3 5.2 10.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 404 22.0 1.1 19.9 24.0
1-19 Hours 32 15.4 2.8 9.9 20.9
20-39 Hours 33 15.2 2.6 10.0 20.3
40 + Hours 39 16.9 2.7 11.6 22.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 70 15.4 1.9 11.7 19.0
Out of Work 2 38.4 21.5 0.0 80.5
Homemaker / Student 21 15.5 3.2 9.1 21.8
Retired 420 21.6 1.0 19.6 23.6
Unable to Work 25 34.4 6.3 22.1 46.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 214 18.0 1.1 15.7 20.2
Divorced / Separated 63 22.1 2.6 17.0 27.2
Widowed 250 26.1 1.5 23.1 29.1
Never Married 12 17.7 4.9 8.1 27.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 243 23.3 1.4 20.5 26.2
Living without a Disability 294 18.8 1.1 16.7 20.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 36 22.7 3.6 15.6 29.8
Rural 90 22.2 2.2 17.9 26.6
Densely-settled Rural 122 27.6 2.3 23.1 32.0
Semi-urban 120 22.8 2.0 18.9 26.8
Urban 169 15.3 1.2 13.0 17.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 11 29.0 8.1 13.1 44.8
Insured 527 20.4 0.9 18.7 22.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 120 23.6 2.1 19.5 27.6
No Diabetes 420 19.8 0.9 18.0 21.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 42 22.2 3.3 15.7 28.6
No Current Asthma 492 20.3 0.9 18.6 22.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 202 30.5 2.0 26.7 34.3
Excellent to Good 337 17.2 0.9 15.3 19.0
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 75 33.5 3.5 26.7 40.3
Non-Smoker 465 19.4 0.9 17.7 21.1

Numerator: Respondents ages 65 and older who reported
they had all of their permanent teeth removed.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.