Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Acknowledgments
    • Overview of results
      • Oral health status
      • Oral health care
      • Oral health perceptions
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
      • Purpose and organisation of this report
      • Background to the survey
      • Aspects of oral health and dental care relevant to the National Oral Health Plan
    2. Methods
      • Study population and sampling
      • Sampled postcodes
      • Computer-assisted telephone interview
      • Oral epidemiological examination
      • Period of data collection
      • Ethical conduct of research
      • Target sample size
      • Participation in the survey
      • Data analysis
      • Distribution of sociodemographic and dental access characteristics
    3. Oral health status
      • Complete tooth loss
      • Inadequate natural dentition among dentate people
      • Denture wearing by dentate people
      • Average number of teeth per person missing due to pathology
      • Prevalence of untreated coronal decay
      • Percentage of people with untreated root decay
      • Percentage of people with one or more filled teeth
      • Average number of decayed, missing and filled teeth per person
      • Prevalence of moderate or severe periodontitis
      • Prevalence of deep pocket depth
      • Prevalence of 4+ mm clinical attachment loss
      • Prevalence of gingival inflammation
    4. Oral health care
      • People's most recent dental visit
      • Attendance at private dental practice
      • Payments by patients for dental care
      • Government-subsidised dental care in private sector
      • People's usual pattern of dental visits
      • Usual attendance at the same dentist
      • Usual dental attendance for a check-up
      • Dental care avoided or delayed due to cost
      • Recommended dental treatment foregone due to cost
      • Difficulty paying a $100 dental bill
      • Percentage of people avoiding foods due to dental problems
    5. Oral health perceptions
      • Percentage of people rating their oral health as fair or poor
      • Percentage of people experiencing toothache
      • Percentage of people experiencing orofacial pain
      • Perceived need for dentures
      • Perceived need for dental extraction or filling
      • Perceived need for a dental check-up
      • Perceived urgency of dental treatment nee
      • Age-standardised comparison between government health cardholders and non-health cardholders
      • Age-standardised comparison between the dentally insured and the uninsured
  • End matter
    • Appendix
      • Sample counts
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables