report presents weighted average estimates of the prevalence of periodontitis in
the adult US population during the 6 years 2009-2014 and highlights key findings
of a national periodontitis surveillance project. Estimates were derived for
dentate adults 30 years or older from the civilian noninstitutionalized
population whose periodontitis status was assessed by means of a full-mouth
periodontal examination at 6 sites per tooth on all nonethird molar teeth.
Results are reported according to a standard format by applying the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention/American Academy of Periodontology periodontitis
case definitions for surveillance, as well as various thresholds of clinical
attachment loss and periodontal probing depth.
Key Words. Adults; epidemiology; NHANES; periodontal diseases; periodontitis;
population surveillance; United States.