National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2019. Data quality evaluation of the dental fluorosis clinical assessment data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004 and 2011-2016. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 25 pp. (Vital and Health Statistics; Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research; no. 183)
Annotation: This report provides a technical review of 1999–2004 and 2011–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) dental fluorosis clinical assessment data. The report includes an introduction to the benefits and risks of fluoride exposure. It discusses methods related to NHANES oral health data, NHANES dental fluorosis clinical assessment, dental examiners, dental fluorosis clinical assessment, quality-assurance procedures, response rates and completion rates, and data evaluation. The report also provides results in the following categories: rater variability, percent agreement between dental and reference examiners in categorizing dental fluorosis, prevalence of dental fluorosis, assessing biologicial plausibility of prevalence estimates, the impact of oversampling in NHANES, and the impact of geographic variation in water fluorosis levels.
Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: PHS 2019-1383.
Keywords: Oral health, Fluoride, Research, Statistical data, Surveys