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Table 3.7 Dental health problems, 2015/2017 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015/2017 combined
Self-assessed dental health Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Toothache
Yes 15 13 11 11 9 9 3 11
No 85 87 88 87 81 80 64 83
No natural teeth - - 1 2 10 12 33 6
Gum Bleeding
Yes, often 5 8 10 4 4 2 1 5
Yes, occasionally 23 28 27 22 20 15 9 22
No 72 63 62 72 67 72 57 67
No natural teeth - - 1 2 10 12 33 6
Difficulty chewing
Yes, often 2 4 3 6 3 3 2 3
Yes, occasionally 4 8 8 7 11 10 9 8
No 94 89 88 86 77 76 56 83
No natural teeth - - 1 2 10 12 33 6
Women
Toothache
Yes 20 17 12 12 12 8 4 12
No 79 83 87 85 81 75 54 79
No natural teeth 0 0 1 4 7 17 42 9
Gum Bleeding
Yes, often 3 6 8 5 5 3 2 5
Yes, occasionally 27 28 27 28 23 18 4 23
No 69 65 65 63 65 61 52 63
No natural teeth 0 0 1 4 7 17 42 9
Difficulty chewing
Yes, often 1 5 3 3 4 4 2 3
Yes, occasionally 6 6 5 10 10 13 7 8
No 93 88 91 84 79 66 49 80
No natural teeth 0 0 1 4 7 17 42 9
All adults
Toothache
Yes 18 15 12 11 10 8 4 12
No 82 85 87 86 81 77 58 81
No natural teeth 0 0 1 3 8 15 38 7
Gum Bleeding
Yes, often 4 7 9 5 4 3 1 5
Yes, occasionally 25 28 27 25 21 17 6 23
No 71 64 63 67 66 66 54 65
No natural teeth 0 0 1 3 8 15 38 7
Difficulty chewing
Yes, often 2 4 3 4 3 3 2 3
Yes, occasionally 5 7 7 8 10 11 8 8
No 93 89 89 85 78 71 52 81
No natural teeth 0 0 1 3 8 15 38 7
Bases (weighted):
Men 283 343 315 376 330 258 168 2072
Women 277 359 333 405 349 285 235 2242
All adults 560 702 647 781 679 543 403 4314
Bases (unweighted):
Men 173 238 260 318 364 335 242 1930
Women 172 312 366 420 433 389 291 2383
All adults 345 550 626 738 797 724 533 4313

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