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released: 3 Aug 2011 author: Ha D media release

The Child Dental Health Survey 2005-06 provides information on the oral health of children attending school dental services in Australia, and shows that decay is relatively common in Australian children. Nearly half children aged 5-6 years (48.7%) had a history of dental decay in the deciduous teeth (also known as baby teeth). Likewise, nearly half of children aged 12 years (45.1%) had a history of decay in the permanent teeth. Young children from the lowest socioeconomic areas had about 70% more dental decay than children from the highest socioeconomic areas.

ISSN 1445-775X ; ISBN 978-1-74249-155-4; Cat. no. DEN 210; 12pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

  • Body section
    • Contents
    • Main findings
    • Data collection methods and reporting
    • Dental decay in children aged 5–6 years
    • Dental decay in children aged 12 years
    • Abbreviations
  • End matter
    • References
    • Acknowledgements
    • Verso pages

Recommended citation

Ha D 2011. Dental decay among Australian children. AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit Research report no. 53. Cat. no. DEN 210. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419604>.

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