Table 1

Number of members with specified conditions grouped by utilization of dental services (n = 116,306)a

Chronic Conditionb

Periodontal Treatmentc

Periodontitis Codes

Gingivitis Codes

Dental Maintenance Services (DMS)d

Other Dental Servicesd

No Dental Servicesd


Diabetes (n = 51,560)

7,232

3,829 (7.4%)

3,403 (6.6%)

27,699 (53.7%)

1,473 (2.9%)

15,156 (29.4%)

Coronary Artery Disease (n = 75,262)

9,882

4,783 (6.4%)

5,099 (6.8%)

42,990 (57.1%)

2,341 (3.1%)

20,049 (26.6%)

Cerebrovascular Disease (n = 22,153)

2,564

1,109 (5.0%)

1,455 (6.5%)

12,367 (55.8%)

801 (3.6%)

6,421 (29.0%)


aData are cumulative for two-year period (2001 and 2002)

bChronic Condition categories are not mutually exclusive

c Periodontal treatment includes all D4000–4999 codes (periodontitis and gingivitis)

dEnrollees in the dental maintenance services, other dental services, or no dental services received no periodontal services in 2001 and 2002

Albert et al. BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:103   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-103

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