Health
Flouridated Water
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Share of Population on Fluoridated Water
2014
Arkansas County92%
Ashley County71%
Baxter County80%
Benton County99%
Boone County0%
Bowie County, Texas0%
Bradley County75%
Calhoun County0%
Carroll County0%
Chicot County80%
Clark County70%
Clay County76%
Cleburne County96%
Cleveland County55%
Columbia County46%
Conway County100%
Craighead County89%
Crawford County11%
Crittenden County83%
Cross County75%
Dallas County93%
Desha County72%
Drew County89%
Faulkner County77%
Franklin County21%
Fulton County0%
Garland County98%
Grant County65%
Greene County89%
Hempstead County89%
Hot Spring County100%
Howard County96%
Independence County69%
Izard County16%
Jackson County70%
Jefferson County72%
Johnson County97%
Lafayette County12%
Lawrence County79%
Lee County85%
Lincoln County48%
Little River County0%
Logan County64%
Lonoke County98%
Madison County0%
Marion County5%
Miller County17%
Mississippi County67%
Monroe County82%
Montgomery County0%
Nevada County74%
Newton County39%
Ouachita County74%
Perry County85%
Phillips County76%
Pike County0%
Poinsett County54%
Polk County46%
Pope County97%
Prairie County77%
Pulaski County99%
Randolph County76%
Saline County91%
Scott County0%
Searcy County34%
Sebastian County90%
Sevier County51%
Sharp County0%
St. Francis County79%
Stone County43%
Union County57%
Van Buren County85%
Washington County99%
White County94%
Woodruff County71%
Yell County38%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Population on fluoridated water
2014
Arkansas County26,523
Ashley County14,534
Baxter County23,289
Benton County163,296
Boone County0
Bowie County, Texas303
Bradley County8,831
Calhoun County0
Carroll County4
Chicot County13,639
Clark County14,386
Clay County18,021
Cleburne County38,488
Cleveland County7,470
Columbia County10,866
Conway County22,056
Craighead County73,245
Crawford County5,415
Crittenden County43,850
Cross County16,037
Dallas County8,210
Desha County10,649
Drew County15,963
Faulkner County73,728
Franklin County3,730
Fulton County0
Garland County103,284
Grant County11,464
Greene County27,756
Hempstead County13,458
Hot Spring County48,281
Howard County13,993
Independence County25,910
Izard County2,043
Jackson County11,815
Jefferson County55,144
Johnson County23,793
Lafayette County845
Lawrence County15,507
Lee County9,376
Lincoln County8,169
Little River County0
Logan County11,617
Lonoke County64,778
Madison County0
Marion County429
Miller County6,617
Mississippi County31,501
Monroe County9,379
Montgomery County0
Nevada County4,393
Newton County2,990
Ouachita County20,295
Perry County7,077
Phillips County19,898
Pike County0
Poinsett County13,270
Polk County5,600
Pope County55,768
Prairie County6,556
Pulaski County477,386
Randolph County6,798
Saline County74,990
Scott County0
Searcy County2,334
Sebastian County104,900
Sevier County6,215
Sharp County0
St. Francis County20,677
Stone County6,867
Union County25,178
Van Buren County13,007
Washington County191,717
White County61,318
Woodruff County5,015
Yell County6,883

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



NATIONAL RANKING
33

OUT OF 51
2014

STATE TREND

Increasing


70%

2014
1% = 28,085
Individuals

What does this measure?

The percentage of the population on community water systems that receive fluoridated water.

Why is this important?

Drinking fluoridated water helps reduce tooth decay and promotes good oral health. Community water fluoridation has led to a significant decrease in cavities in the U.S.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2014, 70% of residents were receiving water from systems with fluoridation, a huge increase from 48% in 2000, though still 4 percentage points below the nation. Arkansas was 33rd in the nation on this indicator.

There were still 12 counties with no fluoridated systems: Boone, Calhoun, Fulton, Little River, Madison, Montgomery, Pike, Scott, Sharp, Carroll, Marion and Bowie County, TX, which shares the City of Texarkana with Miller County, AR. Metropolitan counties including Pulaski, Washington, Benton, Hot Spring and Conway had all or nearly all residents receiving fluoridated water.

Notes about the data

None.




Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Share of Population on Fluoridated Water
20002002200420062008201020122014
Arkansas48%62%66%64%61%65%67%70%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Population on fluoridated water
20002002200420062008201020122014
Arkansas1,147,1091,516,2461,661,5991,648,3171,548,5561,724,1311,785,6791,973,169

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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