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Has lower denture or plate

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For persons who have lost all of their lower teeth (NOTEETH), FALSTTHLOW indicates whether or not the person has lower plates (dentures).

FALSTTHLOW is part of the Dental Care Supplement and is first available in 1989. Information on upper dentures is recorded in FALSTTHUP. In earlier years, the type of dentures use is recorded in FALSTYPE for persons who had lost all of their teeth. For additional related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1989: Persons who lost their lower permanent teeth.


  • 1989