QuickStats: Prevalence of Edentualism in Adults Aged 65 Years or Older, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin

During 2011–2014, 17.6% of adults aged 65 years or older were edentulous or had lost all their natural, permanent teeth.

Adults aged 75 years or older (23%) were more likely to be edentulous compared with adults aged 65–74 years (13.9%).

Non-Hispanic black adults aged 65 years or older were more likely to be edentulous (27%) compared with non-Hispanic white (16.2%), non-Hispanic Asian (18.0%), and Hispanic adults (16.4%) aged 65 years or older.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6603a12.htm

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