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
- Main findings
- Data collection methods and reporting
- Dental decay in children aged 5–6 years
- Dental decay in children aged 12 years
- End matter
- Verso pages
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 29 June 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419604>.