TABLE B-2 Population Sizes by Level of Artificial Fluoridation in 1992

Fluoride, mg/L

Number of Statesa

Population

Percentage

States

0.7

1

149,290

0.11

Hawaii

0.7-0.9

1

8,014,583

5.88

Texas

0.7-1.0

1

1,282,425

0.94

Arizona

0.8

4

12,886,396

9.46

Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina

0.8-1.0

1

432,700

0.32

Delaware

0.9

2

7,177,525

5.27

Kentucky,b Virginiac

0.9-1.2

1

1,921,525

1.41

Colorado

1.0

29

93,060,026

68.30

Alabama, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,c Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,c Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia,c Wisconsin

1.0-1.1

2

1,931,337

1.42

Iowa, Wyoming

1.0-1.2

2

214,865

0.16

Montana, New Hampshire

1.1

1

233,447

0.17

Vermontd

1.2

5

5,026,243

3.69

Alaska, Maine, Minnesota,e North Dakota, South Dakota

No dataf

2

3,911,884

2.87

Arkansas, Puerto Rico

Total

52

136,242,246

100

 

aIncludes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

bA few small water supplies have artificial fluoride concentrations of 4.0 mg/L.

cA few small water supplies have artificial fluoride concentrations of 4.5 mg/L.

dA few small water supplies have artificial fluoride concentrations of 4.9 mg/L.

eA few small water supplies have artificial fluoride concentrations of 5.4 mg/L.

fData for Arkansas were not provided (the table for Arkansas contained a duplication of the Alaska data). The water fluoridation data were not provided for Puerto Rico.

SOURCE: CDC 1993.

give the corresponding estimates for consumption of community water or all water as a function of body weight. The data in Tables B-4 through B-9 are for those persons who actually consume water from the indicated source, rather than per capita estimates for the entire population. Estimates include plain (noncarbonated) drinking water and indirect water (water added to foods and beverages during preparation at home or by local food service establishments). Water in processed foods (commercial water) or naturally contained in foods (biological water) was not included.



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