Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Overview of results
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Purpose of this report
    • 1.2 Why was the Survey undertaken?
    • 1.3 Genesis of the 2004–06 survey
    • 1.4 Organisation of this report
  • 2 Survey aims and methods
    • 2.1 Aims of the Survey
    • 2.2 Study population and sampling
    • 2.3 Computer-assisted telephone interview
    • 2.4 Oral epidemiological examination
    • 2.5 Period of data collection
    • 2.6 Ethical conduct of research
    • 2.7 Target sample size
    • 2.8 Weighting of data for analysis
    • 2.9 Reporting 95% confidence intervals to express sampling variability
    • 2.10 Data analysis
  • 3 Participation in the Survey
    • 3.1 Participation rates in the Survey
    • 3.2 Assessment of non-participation bias
    • 3.3 Sociodemographic characteristics of the population
  • 4 The historical context of Australia's oral health
    • 4.1 The social and historical determinants of oral health
    • 4.2 Histories reported by survey participants
  • 5 Oral health status
    • 5.1 Tooth loss
    • 5.2 Experience of dental decay
    • 5.3 Gum diseases
    • 5.4 Tooth wear
  • 6 Dental care
    • 6.1 People's most recent dental visit
    • 6.2 People's usual pattern of dental visits
    • 6.3 Financial barriers to dental care
  • 7 Oral health perceptions
    • 7.1 Oral health problems
    • 7.2 Perceived need for dental treatment
  • 8 Trends in oral health 1987–2006
    • 8.1 Trends in oral health status
    • 8.2 Trends in dental attendance
    • 8.3 Trends in perceived dental treatment needs
    • 8.4 Summary of trends
    • 8.5 Projections of prevalence of complete tooth loss
  • 9 Interpretation of findings
    • 9.1 Oral health status
    • 9.2 Dental attendance
    • 9.3 The dental care system
    • 9.4 The dental labour force
    • 9.5 Social and historical determinants of oral health
  • Appendix
  • Supplementary tables
  • State and territory survey personnel
  • ARCPOH interviewers
  • Symbols
  • Abbreviations
  • Place names
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes