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Children who lack access to fluoridated water in United States

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Definition and Source



Children under 18 who are on water systems which do not provide fluoridated water.
Assumes private water systems do not have optimal fluoride levels.
All children in D.C. are on public water systems.

Data Source

PEW Children's Dental Campaign calculations using 2012 Population Estimates, Census Bureau state-level Population Estimates for 2000 through 2012, 2012 CDC Fluoridation Statistics, and USGS estimated use of water in the United States, county level data, 2005.


Updated February 2014
N.A. - data are not available

Last Updated

February 2014