This publication by the AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit presents the results of The Child Dental Health Survey 2000 and examines the differences in oral health between boys and girls. The findings show that caries experience differs for boys and girls and that these differences cannot be entirely accounted for by differences in the number of teeth present.
The report also reveals the state of oral health in Australia\x92s school-age children, including age-specific and age-standardised measures of dental caries experience and treatment within each State and Territory, and national estimates of these measures for 2000. Australian children experience comparatively low levels of dental caries. However, a minority of children still experience extensive decay and carry most of the burden of this disease.
Information regarding children\x92s oral health can serve as a guide for policy development in order to further improve the oral health of and service delivery to Australian children.
ISBN 1 74024 381 1
AIHW Cat. No. DEN 131
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