This publication by the AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit presents the results of The Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 2001 and examines the differences in oral health of children residing in differing areas of socioeconomic advantage. The findings show that caries experience differs across areas of varying socioeconomic status and that these differences are quite extensive.
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 2001. 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.
Information regarding children’s 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 590 3
AIHW Cat. No. DEN 152
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