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released: 8 Dec 2011 author: Ha D, Roberts-Thomson K & Armfield J media release

This publication describes the state of oral health of Australian children attending a school dental service in 2005 and 2006. Dental decay remains relatively prevalent among Australian children, affecting the deciduous teeth of more than half of all 6 year olds, and the permanent teeth of nearly half of all 12 year olds.

ISSN 1321-0254; ISBN 978-1-74249-232-2; Cat. no. DEN 213; 52pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
      • Places
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What is dental decay (caries)?
      • 1.2 Classifying the extent of decay
      • 1.3 Risk factors for dental decay
      • 1.4 Dental decay prevention
      • 1.5 Measuring dental decay
      • 1.6 Data used in this report
    • 2 The dental health of Australia's children
      • 2.1 Children's dental health
        • Deciduous teeth
          • Age-specific caries experience
          • Distribution of deciduous caries experience by age
          • Caries significant index
        • Permanent teeth
          • Age-specific caries experience in permanent teeth
          • Distribution of permanent caries experience by age
          • Caries significant index
        • All teeth
          • All teeth: age-specific caries experience
      • 2.2 Dental decay by state and territory
        • 5 and 6 year old dmft by state and territory
        • 12 year old DMFT by state and territory
        • Combined deciduous and permanent teeth decay by state and territory
      • 2.3 Fissure sealants
    • 3 National summary
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Description of survey methods
      • Source of subjects
      • Sampling
      • Data items
      • Weighting of data and data analysis
      • Number in sample
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Ha D, Roberts-Thomson K & Armfield J 2011. The Child Dental Health Surveys Australia, 2005 and 2006. Dental statistics and research series no. 54. Cat. no. DEN 213. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 15 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420637>.