Table 1

 The sample size (n), percent prevalence, and standard error (SE) for dentate women aged 16–49 years by selected characteristics: United States, 1999–2000

Characteristicn% (SE)
n = 1626.
*Information for education and alcohol available only on 20–49 year olds.
†A smoker is defined as having a cotinine level of 10 ng/ml or higher.
Age
    35–49 years49945.4 (2.12)
    20–34 years62744.1 (1.97)
    16–19 years50010.6 (0.71)
Race/ethnicity
    Non-Hispanic black33911.8 (0.67)
    Mexican Americans5537.4 (0.25)
    Non-Hispanic white55165.4 (2.76)
    Other18315.4 (2.91)
Pregnant
    Yes2807.6 (0.83)
    No134492.4 (0.83)
Education*
    Did not complete high school30616.3 (1.40)
    Completed high school26124.9 (2.01)
    Some college55658.8 (2.48)
Cotinine smoking status†
    Smoker28825.7 (2.18)
    Non-smoker122974.3 (2.18)
Alcohol consumption*
    Moderate/heavy drinker405.8 (1.26)
    Light drinker37741.3 (2.76)
    Abstainer65452.9 (3.27)
Fish and/or shellfish consumption in past 30 days
    Yes116678.1 (1.97)
    No40921.9 (1.97)
Had a dental visit past 12 months
    Yes100470.8 (1.84)
    No61929.2 (1.84)