Water Fluoridation Statistics About People Receiving Fluoridated Water

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This dataset comprises of Water Fluoridation Statistics which is a biennial report of the percentage and number of people receiving fluoridated water from 2000 through 2014.

Complexity

This dataset is provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Oral Health. National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS) is a collaborative effort between CDC’s Division of Oral Health and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD).

Monitoring health status and access to preventive interventions and evaluating quality of population-based health services are among the 10 essential public health services. National- and state-based surveys monitor the oral health status of the U.S. population and the Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) compiles data useful for monitoring access to and evaluating the quality of water fluoridation programs at the state and water system levels. WFRS data have been summarized every two years since 2000, and these summary reports provide estimates for tracking the Healthy People 2010 objective: Increase the proportion of the U.S. population served by community water systems with optimally fluoridated water.

The number of communities and people who benefit from water fluoridation is continuing to grow. This effective public health intervention was initiated in the United States in 1945. In 2014, 74.4% of the U.S. population on public water systems, or a total of 211,393,167 people, had access to fluoridated water.

CDC monitors the progress of the nation and individual states toward meeting the Healthy People 2020 objective on community water fluoridation — that 79.6% of people on public water systems will receive water that has the optimum level of fluoride recommended for preventing tooth decay.

Oral Health Data includes the following indicators of water fluoridation from the Water Fluoridation Report:
– Percentage of the population served by public water systems who receive fluoridated water. This indicator also is part of the following sets of indicators or objectives:
– National Oral Health Surveillance System
– Chronic Disease Indicators
– Healthy People 2020

Date Created

2015-04-22

Last Modified

2017-11-22

Version

2017-11-22

Update Frequency

Biennial

Temporal Coverage

2000-2014

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

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Keywords

Oral Health, Water Fluoridation, Healthy People, Water Systems, Indicators of Water Fluoridation, People Receiving Fluoridated Water, National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS)

Other Titles

Percentage of Public Water System People Receiving Fluoridated Water, WF Statistics Over Number of People Receiving Flouridated Water, Public Water System and Water Fluoridation Indicators in U.S.

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearIdentifies the year in which the data is collected ranging from year 2000-2014.daterequired : 1
StateFull name of the different states of United States from where data is gathered.stringrequired : 1
State_AbbreviationThe two-letter abbreviation to represent different states of United States.stringrequired : 1
Water_Fluoridation_IndicatorRefers to the water fluoridation indicator within the survey.stringrequired : 1
Data_Value_TypeIt includes the data value type for dataset using which different data values are calculated.stringrequired : 1
Data_ValueThe actual value or responses collected against each of the survey questions.numberlevel : Nominal
Data_Value_FootnoteThe footnote against a particular data value.string-
Indicator_IDIt includes the identity of different Water Fluoridation Indicators.stringrequired : 1
Location_IDThe identity for different locations.stringrequired : 1
Indicator_Sort_OrderIdentifies the sort order by indicators.integerlevel : Nominal
Location_Sort_OrderRefers to the sort order by location.integerlevel : Nominal
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location Latitude.number-
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.number-
YearStateState AbbreviationWater Fluoridation IndicatorData Value TypeData ValueData Value FootnoteIndicator IDLocation IDIndicator Sort OrderLocation Sort OrderLatitudeLongitudeAlternative Data Value
2014United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation284099832.0WFRS_State_3US220286756186
2014United StatesUSNumber of CWS adjusting fluorideCount5919.0Reported in CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS). For purposes of this report, a water system is considered a community water system if so designated by the state drinking water administrator in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In general, public water systems provide water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections, or serve an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. A community water system is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. Available athttp://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/factoids.cfm.WFRS_Nat_8US805956
2014United StatesUSNumber of CWS with naturally occurring fluoride at or above optimal levelsCount6205.0Reported in CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS). For purposes of this report, a water system is considered a community water system if so designated by the state drinking water administrator in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In general, public water systems provide water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections, or serve an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. A community water system is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. Available athttp://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/factoids.cfm.WFRS_Nat_10US1006151
2014United StatesUSPercent of population served by CWS that are receiving fluoridated waterPercent74.4WFRS_State_1US20075
2014United StatesUSNumber of CWS providing fluoridated waterCount18186.0Reported in CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS). For purposes of this report, a water system is considered a community water system if so designated by the state drinking water administrator in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In general, public water systems provide water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections, or serve an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. A community water system is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. Available athttp://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/factoids.cfm.WFRS_Nat_7US7019089
2014United StatesUSPopulation served by CWS receiving Fluoridated WaterPopulation211393167.0WFRS_State_2US210214213860
2014United StatesUSPercentage of U.S. population receiving fluoridated waterPercent66.3Fluoridated population divided by total population.WFRS_Nat_4US4067
2014United StatesUSPercentage of U.S. population on CWS receiving fluoridated waterPercent74.4Fluoridated population divided by population served by community water systems.WFRS_Nat_5US5075
2014United StatesUSU.S. population on community water systems, personsPopulation284099832.0Reported in CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS). For purposes of this report, a water system is considered a community water system if so designated by the state drinking water administrator in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In general, public water systems provide water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections, or serve an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. A community water system is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. Available athttp://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/factoids.cfm.WFRS_Nat_2US20286756186
2014United StatesUSNumber of CWS consecutive to systems with optimal fluoride levelsCount6015.0Reported in CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS). For purposes of this report, a water system is considered a community water system if so designated by the state drinking water administrator in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In general, public water systems provide water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections, or serve an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. A community water system is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. Available athttp://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/factoids.cfm.WFRS_Nat_9US906930