ATLANTA, USA: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its second report on health disparities and inequalities across a wide range of diseases and in health care access in the U.S. For the first time, the document includes statistics on the prevalence of periodontitis in U.S. adults.
According to the report, more than 47 percent of adults aged 30 and over (approximately 65 million adults) had periodontitis during 2009–2010. While an estimated 8.7 percent had mild periodontitis, the prevalence of moderate periodontitis was 30 percent. Severe periodontitis was estimated to occur in 8.5 percent.
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