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.


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

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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)

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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.

Name Description Type Constraints
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.-
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.-
2004United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation262690043WFRS_State_3US220
2006United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation265794252WFRS_State_3US220
2008United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation269911707WFRS_State_3US220
2010United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation276607387WFRS_State_3US220
2012United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation282534910WFRS_State_3US220
2014United StatesUSTotal population served by CWSPopulation284099832WFRS_State_3US220
2000AlaskaAKTotal population served by CWSPopulation489371WFRS_State_3222264.84507996-147.722059
2000IdahoIDTotal population served by CWSPopulation845780WFRS_State_316221343.68263001-114.36373
2004IdahoIDTotal population served by CWSPopulation965819WFRS_State_316221343.68263001-114.36373
2002AlaskaAKTotal population served by CWSPopulation517262WFRS_State_3222264.84507996-147.722059