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Periodontal disease most prevalent among ethnic minorities

from AAP

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that nearly 1 out of 2 U.S. adults age 30 and over — 64.7 million Americans — has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease. The findings, reported in the Journal of Periodontology, also indicate that prevalence is highest among ethnic minorities, with 63.5 percent of Hispanic-Americans, 59.1 percent of Non-Hispanic Blacks and 50 percent of Non-Hispanic Asian Americans affected by periodontitis. more

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