Selected Indicators for ASTDD Synopses of SOH Programs

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This dataset includes information useful in tracking states’ efforts to improve oral health and contributions to progress toward the national targets for Healthy People objectives for oral health.


In 1994, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD – an affiliate of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, ASTHO) originated the annual Synopses of Dental Programs as a way to share information among dental directors and partners. The Synopses described program activities and successes and the challenges that programs faced during the previous year. In 1997, ASTDD changed the format to a more structured questionnaire. Since 1998, cooperative agreements between ASTDD and CDC have supported display of portions of ASTDD’s Synopses data on the CDC website.

The data source for this dataset is ASTDD Synopses and the data from the five most recent Synopses (2011-2015) are displayed. The ASTDD Data Committee develops and pilot-tests the questionnaire each year. The Synopses questionnaire is sent by e-mail to the directors of dental programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and to US-associated jurisdictions, which include American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands. The questionnaire was distributed early in the publication year or in December of the prior year. Respondents were asked to provide the most recent data available or data for the most recently completed fiscal year.

States responding to the questionnaire used in this survey provided data for differing time periods. The year indicates the year in which the Synopses were published. Although the Synopses were usually fielded in January through March of each year, the data included were usually from the previous complete fiscal, school, or calendar year. In some cases, dental directors provided point-in-time data rather than annual data.

The annual period that data were reported varies among items. For example, states do not all have the same fiscal year and availability of data at the time of the survey may differ across states.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ASTDD Synopses of State Oral Health Programs Data.


Oral Health, State Oral Health Program Characteristics, School Based Sealant Programs, State Dental Directors

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Synopses of State Oral Healthcare Programs for Selected Indicators, National Oral Health Programs Survey for Selected Indicators

YearIdentifies the year in which the data is collected ranging from year 2011-2017.daterequired : 1
State_AbbreviationThe two-letter abbreviation to represent different states of United States.stringrequired : 1
StateFull name of the different states of United States from where data is gathered.stringrequired : 1
Program_TopicDepicts the program topic within the survey of Selected Indicators for ASTDD Synopses of State Oral Health Programs.stringrequired : 1
Survey_QuestionThe questions included in the survey questionnaire.stringrequired : 1
Data_Value_UnitIt represents the data value type or unit of analysis.string-
Data_Value_TypeThe type of data used to depict the findings.stringrequired : 1
Data_ValueThe actual value or responses collected against each of the survey questions.string-
Data_Value_AlternateThe assigned value of the responses collected against the survey questions which cannot be quantified.numberrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Data_Value_FootnoteThe footnote against a particular data value.string-
Breakout_ResponsesThe break out of different responses against Multiple Choice Questions of the survey questionnaire.string-
Breakout_CategoryThe category from which the responses belong.string-
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location Latitude.numberrequired : 1
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.numberrequired : 1
Topic_IDThe alphabetical identity of the topic.stringrequired : 1
Question_IDThe alphanumeric identity of the survey questions.stringrequired : 1
Location_IDThe identity of the location from where the respondent belongs.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Breakout_IDThe alphanumeric identity of break out.string-
Breakout_Category_IDThe alphanumeric identity of the break out category.string-
Data_Value_CategoryThe category from which the data value belongs.stringrequired : 1
Data_Value_Category_IDThe alphanumeric identity of data value category.stringrequired : 1
2011IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noNo1000243.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116NoCAT10002
2015IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000143.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116YesCAT10001
2014IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000143.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116YesCAT10001
2013IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000143.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116YesCAT10001
2012IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000143.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116YesCAT10001
2016IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000143.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116YesCAT10001
2016MEMaineLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noNo1000245.25422889-68.98503134LEADLEAD1_123NoCAT10002
2017IDIdahoLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000143.68263001-114.36373LEADLEAD1_116YesCAT10001
2015IAIowaLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000142.46940091-93.81649056LEADLEAD1_119YesCAT10001
2015OHOhioLeadershipCurrent state dental directoryes/noYes1000140.06021014-82.40426006LEADLEAD1_139YesCAT10001