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57 Responses to Loss of Natural Teeth by State

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 2:05 am
    Link: Loss of Natural Teeth by State - Why am I not surprised to see West Virginia coming in at number one?
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    djlang85 Male 18-29
    151 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 2:17 am
    I thought Vermont would be better than #26... jeez.

    Hey, does this count if you`ve had your wisdom teeth removed????

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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 2:21 am
    A US-Only post again? What a shock.
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    KnightmareOH Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 2:56 am
    anyone else notice a common theme running in the top 10?

    *plays the beginning of the dueling banjos*

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    djlang85 Male 18-29
    151 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 2:57 am
    that would be funnier if I hadn`t seen in on Family Guy three times before
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    thewife75 Female 30-39
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    November 29, 2006 at 4:29 am
    The only thing funny about this post is the posters inability to spell V-i-r-g-i-n-i-a!

    I think that the poster has something else on his/her mind besides the state of W.V.

    By the way I think this post is very offensive. Even people from W.V spell better than that.

    Also you might just want to read the definition for the study. It is listed at the bottom.

    DEFINITION: Adults aged 65+ who have had all their natural teeth extracted.

    It also it may be correlated with income level and insurance availability for the poor.

    So Yes you are just so funny, making fun of poor and old people!

    Not very socially conscious are you?

    Remind me to laugh!

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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 6:03 am
    thewife75, you joined IAB just to say that? Sheesh, lighten up a little. The study doesn`t matter. We`ll all lose are teeth when we lose our teeth. Oh yeah, don`t forget to laugh (you said to remind you).
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    djlang85 Male 18-29
    151 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 6:36 am
    Wow, this (thewife75) is why I fear the internet. the free exchange of information inherits the free exchange of tight-wadded close-minded ar-tarded-ness on the world directly to my precious server.

    Sometimes I am suprised at how some people are.

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    aussie_glow Female 13-17
    99 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 8:05 am
    calm down, thewife75...
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    thewife75 Female 30-39
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    November 29, 2006 at 8:32 am
    What you do not understand is that comments such as those that are made about West Virginians is considered to be discriminative. Would you make the same comment if it was directed toward a particular ethnic group? It is the same and hurtful to the people that it is directed at. Comments like this scare me, because they do not consider the feeling of others that are reading it.

    Comments about people from W.V. are often directed at intelligence, it was just too ironic not to point out that Virginia was not spelled correctly. I do not think that it is socially ok to make defamatory comments about any group of people, for any reason. It is this continued ignorance of diversity that fuels the belief that such behavior is acceptable. We all have the right to express our own opinions but not when your words are hurtful to others.

    By the way, I have been coming here for a long time. I have never had a reason to comment before. I have not read any other posts that were so lackin

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    thewife75 Female 30-39
    5 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 8:33 am
    in personal regard for someone else`s feeling. If more people would stand up against this type of ridiculous behavior, it would stop!
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    nemesis666 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 8:39 am
    take a midol thewife75 and calm down
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    dumaspere Male 18-29
    102 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 8:56 am
    thewife does have a point. if someone put up a chart of, say, fried chicken consumption by ethnic group, it wouldn`t be ok to post things like "Why am I not surprised to see the blacks coming in at number one?". So why is it OK to make fun of some ethnic groups but not others?
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    thewife75 Female 30-39
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    November 29, 2006 at 9:29 am
    Thank you for the example, it made my point so much better than I did. I do not want anyone to get offended. I am ethicaly and morally obligated to stand up for these issues, and I deal with them on a daily basis. I only want people to understand that comments like this will hurt someone.
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    phatzoma Male 18-29
    312 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 10:03 am
    notice how many appalachian states are in the top 10? Lots of poverty around there. Not funny.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 10:23 am
    lol what does ethics or morals have to do with you posting your ranting opinion that you would prefer being taken as fact.

    oh yes, i`m sure me being in North Carolina at number 8 deeply offends me, honestly I`m not worried about anyone else`s teeth but my own, maybe you should try it.


    "We all have the right to express our own opinions but not when your words are hurtful to others."

    -what is this?
    So you`re saying that if someone has an opinion about a general stereotype or a general group of people that they should keep it to themselves in fear of causing harm? That is the most P.C. Sensitive bs I`ve heard in a long time. If someone`s opinion conflicts with yours, get over it. If they are directly insulting you for something you personally have control over then say your little piece and move on, otherwise make your time more productive.

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 10:32 am
    "comments such as those that are made about West Virginians is considered to be discriminative."

    No wife it`s considered Stereotypical not discriminative, before you spout off attempt to comprehend what you`re going to say.

    -I`m still stuck on your little `ppl should keep opinions to themselves if it`s going to hurt someone`s feelings` so pretty much unless you have the same opinion as everyone else, you should keep to yourself, am I understanding that correctly?

    the poster said "Why am I not surprised to see West Virgina coming in at number one?"
    Wow that was such a well devised and directly insulting comment I don`t know how I`ll ever recover.


    Black people eat chicken
    White people can`t jump
    Jews like to save money
    Asians are good at math
    .....you can continue the list yourself with stereotypes you`ve heard.

    These are stereotypes and not true all the time. However according to the survey the stereotype of people in the east/south eas

  18. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 10:37 am
    ...to continue.


    These are stereotypes and not true all the time. However according to the survey the stereotype of people in the east/south east is true.

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    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 11:16 am
    How lovely. My state is at #5.

    I`m not even surprised.
    Those stereotypical rednecks? Yeah, they exist. They live here. :-/ (I want to leave.)

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    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
    1117 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 12:01 pm
    Hahahaha, bit touchy arn`t we? I would understand if people blantently said that the top numbers are a bunch of slack-jawed yokels, but all that is said by the poster is the most lost teeth natuarally (althought people do imply the negative intellegence thing, that is their problem).
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 12:02 pm
    yay california
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    dumaspere Male 18-29
    102 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 12:20 pm
    Liquid glass, continuing the list there is probably strong positive correlation between trollish behaviour in male I-A-B members, and small penis size and level of sexual frustration. But it does not mean all trolls score highly on both counts. That`s not insulting to you, I`m sure. What would count as an insult is if I were to say that you sir are a troll, and then go on to make assumptions and derogatory statements about you personally, based on what is statistically likely.

    There are tons of social, economic, political, geographical, genetic etc etc factors that come into play in everything. Some factors will create stronger or weaker trends between different traits. Here yes, people in the south tend to have worse teeth. Fact. But what wife finds demeaning is the implication that all people in the south are rednecks, and all of them have bad teeth.

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    dumaspere Male 18-29
    102 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 12:22 pm
    Theres a fine line between noting such correlations and making blanket statements, i think comments such as "Why am I not surprised to see West Virgina coming in at number one?" cross the line because of the implication (NB not direct statement) that they all conform to stereotype.
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    jvcc Female 13-17
    354 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 12:31 pm
    Whoot whoot! Illinois is 35th! What now? :D
  25. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 12:48 pm
    lol dumaspere, yes I live in the South here so I I can see lack of teeth in some of the people here. You assumptions about my trollness, my sexual frustration, and my penis size are all that: assumptions. So no not unless you personally know me would I be insulted, thanks for your comments.

    No one directly made any derogatory statements about wife, she took things way to personal, thanks for your opinions, no matter how skewed they might be

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    christy409 Female 18-29
    59 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 1:32 pm
    all i have to say is ky is second on the list but if you click the state names for added stats it has fewer cases of clamidia than most so it could be worse lol
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 1:53 pm
    My goodness, these comments are a bit much.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 1:57 pm
    And I just looked at some of their other surveys..
    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_sui...

    California is the most suicidal state?..

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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 2:56 pm
    Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands aren`t states. Sure, they belong to the US, but they aren`t states.
    Woo, #13... thought Missouri`d be higher up. A little disapointed in my home state, Oklahoma, though.
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    thewife75 Female 30-39
    5 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 3:01 pm
    Liquidglass it is discrimination when people are treated different because of the stereotype.

    Yes there are people out there that have ethics both in their professional life and personal that they follow in all aspects of life. There are professional people that dedicate their lives to overcoming this social injustice, along with many others.
    My whole point was that I felt that this comment was in poor taste. It applied only to people from West Virginia. If you have never lived there then you have no idea how hurtful this type of comment can be. No it is not okay to say bad things about people in a public forum, but it still happens, and there will always be someone who argues that it is okay. No laws says that you must consider anyone else`s feeling when you make comments, but you really should.

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    zzzchubby Male 13-17
    128 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 3:46 pm
    Im from kentucky, the very north part of kentucky though so there is like no red neck, cause i live 3 minutes from cincinnati. But anyway everyone i know has teeth so it must all be form the southern parts...
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    dunny123 Male 13-17
    70 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 3:48 pm
    interesting
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    n8ergu8er Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 4:37 pm
    lol, Puerto Rico, The District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands are on the list, but no Hawaii!
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    n8ergu8er Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 4:44 pm
    okay, i can understand racist, homophobic, and sexist concerns, but "state-ist" is taking it a bit too far, "the wife." How do you think people from Wisconsin feel about all the cheese jokes? Or what about that episode of South Park where everyone in Califirnia was smelling their own farts? honestly, you can`t say anything about anyone these days without getting your head chewed off.
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    DeeBack008 Male 13-17
    214 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 5:02 pm
    stereotypical bastards, Im from WV
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 5:47 pm
    West Virginia doesnt brush..... and they owned kentucky!
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    Ivar Male 18-29
    103 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 5:53 pm
    DMDekoth,

    Look closer...your link goes to the numerical totals of suicides, which means that California number one on that list mainly because we have such a large population. If you look at the per capita list (which is the only worthwhile one here) We`re at #43...not bad at all.

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    apttodo Female 18-29
    796 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 6:43 pm
    quick question...is it just me or is that post COMPLETELY POINTLESS??
    it certainly didnt cure my boredom.
  39. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 6:53 pm
    Wife I don`t see how anyone is treated differently because of the stats observed by state. If like you pointed out the key for the survey was over 65 etc. is there and people chose not to read it then in their ignorance you shouldn`t be bothered.

    Acutally you`re right there isn`t a law saying you should consider someone`s feelings, however there is a law about freedom of speech which could/should be exercised in a public forum. I personally tire of people bending over backwards to satisfy others personal beliefs, desires, or ideals. Not just in this particular situation, just in general.

    I agree that ethics are an important part in personal and professional life, however, I questioned the relevance to a statistical ranking of states that have more people without their natural teeth.

    While your arguments should be argued (elsewhere)if you personally believe in them don`t be a hypocrite to say that others shouldn`t express their ideals differing from yours b/c you find it hurtful.

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 6:56 pm
    Wife, according to your profile you`re between 30-39 so by now you should know how the world works and be used to it.
    This is the wrong place and wrong time for you to be offended by a poster comment on a factual survey and express so adamantly your opinions on this.
    If you want to try to start a movement be my guest, just pick your starting point a little better.
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    trashcan678 Male 13-17
    361 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 7:15 pm
    That is intresting.
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    christy409 Female 18-29
    59 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 7:27 pm
    im from southern ky and no zzzchubby its not all from here and were not redneck either this is why generalizations are just rude.
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
    430 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 7:37 pm
    First many of the states are in lower poverty..and where the hell is Hawaii?
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
    430 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 7:40 pm
    Wow, everyone got offened by the one lady`s comment, I mean give her a break like everyone stated we all have right to say what we want so let her!!
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 8:37 pm
    This is um .. interesting?
    New York is #42 :-)
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    armygirljenn Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 8:51 pm
    I CAME IN LAST WOOHOO GO CT
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    tito2963 Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 8:58 pm
    CA=#50
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    SuperStingra Male 13-17
    72 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 9:50 pm
    They forgot Hawaii!
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    lacker239 Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 10:23 pm
    lol@conneticut
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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
    228 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 10:41 pm
    wow... a teeth chart... sumbody must have been really bored...
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    Tarlyng Female 40-49
    35 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 10:44 pm
    Of all things to be number one in..hmm... Well, It just goes to show just how bad the health care system is for the elderly poor folks in West Virginia.

    Oh- and BTW~ I was not offended by the poster`s comment (Buddy)- Just surprised that WV made it in the number one spot.

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    aloha10951 Female 13-17
    284 posts
    November 30, 2006 at 12:26 am
    On 11/29/2006 12:31:11 PM jvcc wrote: Whoot whoot! Illinois is 35th! What now? :D
    Oregon is 38th What now?
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    November 30, 2006 at 12:29 am
    um, yeah. WHO CARES???
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    stereotypic Male 18-29
    356 posts
    November 30, 2006 at 3:51 am
    The Top 10 wasn`t very surprising...kinda surprised that Texas was one of the better states..
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2006 at 1:45 pm
    #50 California: 13.7%

    That good or bad?

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    INFZ Female 13-17
    68 posts
    November 30, 2006 at 6:56 pm
    sweet. My state

    is below the weighted average. YAY!

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    natkaz_99 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2006 at 8:28 pm
    I think the thing we should really be worried about is the rate of poor mental health mentioned in each state`s profile. Some of these states were above 45%.

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