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released: 2 Dec 2014 author: AIHW media release

The report presents data on the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program. From July 2012 to December 2013 approximately 3,700 Indigenous children received full-mouth fluoride varnish applications; 2,100 received fissure sealants; and 4,700 were provided with clinical services. Forty one percent of children had untreated caries; the mean dmft score for children aged 6 was 5.3, and the mean DMFT score for 12 year olds was 2.1. Between 2009 and 2013 the proportion of children with caries experience decreased in most age groups, in particular for 1–3 year olds, where the proportion dropped from 73% to 56%.

ISSN 2204-2717; ISBN 978-1-74249-668-9; Cat. no. IHW 144; 54pp.; $24

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 SFNT Oral Health Program
      • 1.3 Information collected
      • 1.4 About this report
    • 2 Dental service delivery
      • 2.1 How are dental services delivered?
      • 2.2 Number of services and children
    • 3 Oral health status of children
      • 3.1 Problems treated
      • 3.2 Decayed, missing and filled teeth
      • 3.3 Changes over time
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Additional tables
    • Appendix B: Data collection form
    • Appendix C: CHCI(CtG) Prescribed Areas
    • Appendix D: Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDAs)
    • Appendix E: Data quality statement-Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) dental data
    • collection Glossary References List of tables List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: oral health services July 2012-December 2013. Cat. no. IHW 144. Canberra: AIHW.

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