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released: 30 Mar 2012 author: Stewart JF & Ellershaw AC media release

This publication presents results from the sixth National Dental Telephone Interview Survey, conducted in 2008. It reports on self-reported oral health status and impacts of oral conditions of Australian adults. Key results on dental visiting, receipt of services and financial barriers to dental care are features of this report.

ISBN 978-1-74249-286-5; Cat. no. DEN 216; 108pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
    • Background
    • Methods
    1. Oral health
    • Introduction
    • Edentulism
    • Mean number of missing teeth
    • Inadequate dentition
    • Social impact on individuals
    1. Dental visiting
    • Introduction
    • Time since last dental visit
      • Dentate persons
      • Edentulous persons
    • Reason for last dental visit
    • Type of practice visited at last dental visit
    1. Dental care received
    • Introduction
    • Mean number of dental visits and routine services
    • Percentage receiving routine dental services
    • Mean number of dental services received by reason for last visit
    • Dental services received by reason for last visit
    • Reason for an extraction
    • Dental services received by type of practice visited at last dental visit
    • Waiting time
    1. Financial burden
    • Introduction
    • Affordability of dental care
    • Access to dental care by affordability and hardship
    • Dental services received
    1. Variations in oral health and visiting among population groups
    • Variations by age
    • Variations by household income
    • Variations by cardholder status
    • Variations by remoteness area
    • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: 2008 Survey questionnaire
      • Appendix B: Data collection, analysis and reporting
        • B.1 Sample selection and data collection
        • B.2 Weighting of data
        • B.3 Response levels
        • B.4 Methods used to derive population estimates
        • B.5 Criteria for determining statistical significance
      • Appendix C: Confidence intervals for tables
    • References
    • List of boxes
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Stewart JF & Ellershaw AC 2012. Oral health and use of dental services 2008: findings from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2008. Dental statistics and research series no. 58. Cat. no. DEN 216. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421490>.

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