Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Loss of Natural Teeth By State

#1 West Virginia 42.8%
#2 Kentucky 38.1%
#3 Tennessee 32.2%
#4 Alabama 31.9%
#5 Louisiana 31.3%
#6 Oklahoma 31.1%
#7 Mississippi 29.5%
#8 North Carolina 28.3%
#9 Georgia 28.2%
#10 Kansas 27.8%
#11 Indiana 27.3%
#12 South Dakota 26.1%
#13 Missouri 25.2%
#14 North Dakota 24.9%
#15 Arkansas 24.6%
#16 Puerto Rico 24.5%
#17 Maine 24.2%
#18 Pennsylvania 23.7%
#19 Iowa 23.2%
#20 Nebraska 23.1%
#21 Alaska 23%
#22 Idaho 22.4%
#23 New Mexico 21.8%
#24 South Carolina 21.8%
#25 Wyoming 21.8%
#26 Vermont 21.2%
#27 Delaware 21.1%
#28 New Hampshire 21%
#29 Ohio 20.4%
#30 Montana 19.6%
#31 Wisconsin 19.6%
#32 District of Columbia 19.3%
#33 Virginia 19.3%
#34 Florida 18.7%
#35 Illinois 18.7%
#36 Rhode Island 18.4%
#37 Colorado 18%
#38 Oregon 17.7%
#39 Michigan 17.1%
#40 New Jersey 16.9%
#41 Texas 16.8%
#42 New York 16.8%
#43 Maryland 16.6%
#44 Nevada 16.5%
#45 Massachusetts 16.4%
#46 Washington 16.1%
#47 Arizona 14.9%
#48 US Virgin Islands 14.6%
#49 Minnesota 14.3%
#50 California 13.7%
#51 Utah 13.5%
#52 Connecticut 12.4%

4 comments:

Marcail said...

Correlation between standard of living and health is obvious? Other issues- access? education? ... ?

Peter said...

Levels of flouride in the water?

Number of stills in the back yard?

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

I was listening to NPR tonight--

Bill McGlaughlin's Exploring Music -- and he was focusing on variations of trios -- and the show was a wonderful blend... fresh and powerful -- One musical piece in particular... a movement from Mark O'Connor's "Appalachian Waltz" -- permormed by the marvelous trio, Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Edgar Meyer on bass, and O'Connor on violin.

-- You know you have a good band when Yo-Yo Ma is the third best musician in the group --

At any rate, before Bill can declare the beauty in the music, he says this horrible thing:

App uh lā sh ē uh

And I'm thinking, Bill ... you need to learn how to pronounce the word because I live here, and that's not it --

App uh la ch'a ... that would be the correct.

...I'll start putting flouride in the water when old Bill learns how to pronounce where I live -- or when I'm down to one tooth.

And those dental statistics are disturbing on many levels, and need to be addressed. Couldn't resist.

peN said...

I am glad there is a two teeth minimum to leave comments on this blog.