1.2 Rationale and Evidence for Programs

Risk for Dental Caries

Income-Based Risk Factors

Graph of Ohio data: H-R/L-R/Total for exper and untreated

Children from families with low incomes experience a higher incidence of dental caries than their higher-income counterparts. Children from families with lower socioeconomic status are more likely than other children to have a history of dental caries (41.8 percent vs. 25.9 percent).7