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Table 1 Distribution of 12 and 15-year-old adolescents, according to district, DMFT and DMFS values, gender, location and reason for visiting a dentist

From: Prevalence of sealants in relation to dental caries on the permanent molars of 12 and 15-year-old Greek adolescents. A national pathfinder survey

  12-year-old 15-year-old
District N DMFT (SD) DMFS (SD) N DMFT (SD) DMFS (SD)
Attica* 160 1.50 (2.43) 2.69 (5.69) 150 2.35 (3.09) 3.69 (5.76)
Achaia 100 2.67 (3.19) 4.62 (7.01) 100 4.32 (4.13) 7.12 (8.50)
Evros 100 2.24 (2.64) 3.61 (4.80) 114 3.35 (3.37) 5.25 (6.08)
Thessaloniki 154 1.28 (1.78) 2.33 (4.30) 155 2.66 (3.20) 4.45 (6.08)
Ioannina 101 2.87 (2.97) 5.08 (8.76) 105 3.76 (3.05) 6.11 (6.10)
Kastoria 101 2.34 (2.25) 4.40 (5.15) 104 3.26 (3.72) 6.34 (8.72)
Keffalonia 101 1.58 (2.16) 2.60 (4.76) 101 2.68 (2.92) 4.31 (5.40)
Larisa 101 2.38 (2.70) 3.67 (4.82) 105 3.54 (3.75) 5.53 (6.74)
Lesvos 100 2.20 (2.04) 3.73 (4.34) 108 3.08 (2.77) 4.87 (4.79)
Naxos 102 2.26 (2.75) 3.89 (6.30) 104 3.75 (4.16) 6.35 (7.96)
Chania 104 1.97 (2.05) 3.97 (5.07) 111 2.93 (3.43) 6.13 (9.20)
Total 1224 2.05 (2.50) 3.58 (5.64) 1257 3.19 (3.45) 5.36 (6.96)
Gender N (%) N (%)
Male 580 (47.4) 549 (43.7)
Female 644 (52.6) 708 (56.3)
No Dental Visit 19 (1.6) 18 (1.4)
Reason for Dental Visit    
Pain 224 (18.6) 205 (16.5)
Restoration 424 (35.2) 475 (38.3)
Prevention 557 (46.2) 559 (45.1)
Rural 248 (20.3) 252 (20.0)
Urban 976 (79.7) 1005 (80.0)
Children with caries 770 (62.9) 894 (71.1)
DMFT of molars 1.62 2.48