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Table 5 The percentage prevalence of dental caries and untreated caries and the severity of caries by age group in South Africa

From: Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa

Age Weighted national mean DMFT/dmft D/d M/m F/f
  % caries % untreated caries     
4-5 50.6 46.6 2.4 2.0 0.4 0.2
6 60.3 55.1 2.9 2.2 0.5 0.1
12 36.9 30.3 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.1
15 51.0 42.2 1.9 1.3 0.3 0.2
35-44 95.0 68.0 12.3 3.2 8.2 1.2
  1. Source: adapted from van Wyk and van Wyk, 2004 [3].
  2. D = decayed, m = missing, f = filled; t = teeth.