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Table 5 Weighted oral health indicators for 14 and 15 year old children by NSW population sub-groups, 2010

From: Dental caries in 14- and 15-year-olds in New South Wales, Australia

Sub-groups No. children Mean permanent teeth Mean decayed teeth (D) % decayed teeth > 0 Mean missing teeth due to caries % missing teeth > 1 Mean filled teeth (FT) % filled teeth > 0 Mean DMFT % caries free
Fluoridated areas           
Un-fluoridated 249 27.2 0.8 33.7 0.06 3.9 0.8 34.8 1.7 45.0
Fluoridated 1007 27.5 0.4 20.7 0.03 2.1 0.6 30.0 1.1 56.0
NSW total 1256 27.4 0.5 22.4 0.04 2.4 0.7 30.6 1.2 54.6
Immediate treatment needed           
No immediate treatment needed 1185 27.4 0.4 19.5 0.03 1.9 0.6 29.7 1.1 57.1
Immediate treatment needed 65 27.1 1.3 72.9 0.15 11.0 1.1 46.5 2.5 9.6
NSW total 1250 27.4 0.5 22.4 0.04 2.4 0.7 30.6 1.2 54.5
Socioeconomic Status           
Most disadvantaged 279 27.2 0.7 30.3 0.07 4.8 0.7 30.8 1.5 49.2
Second most disadvantaged 307 27.5 0.4 21.6 0.03 2.6 0.6 34.1 1.0 52.0
Middle quintile 248 27.5 0.4 21.8 0.06 2.3 0.8 32.6 1.3 54.9
Second most advantaged 223 27.4 0.4 19.2 0.03 1.4 0.5 22.5 0.9 61.7
Most advantaged 199 27.6 0.3 19.4 0.01 0.7 0.7 33.0 1.1 55.1
NSW total 1256 27.4 0.5 22.4 0.04 2.4 0.7 30.6 1.2 54.6
Income           
Up to $20000 87 27.6 0.9 33.2 0.02 2.3 1.0 43.8 1.8 39.5
$20001-$40000 197 27.4 0.5 23.8 0.06 4.7 0.8 39.6 1.4 48.6
$40001-$60000 180 27.7 0.5 28.3 0.02 1.5 0.9 37.9 1.4 44.0
$60001-$80000 180 27.4 0.6 22.7 0.07 4.1 0.5 25.5 1.2 56.8
$80001-$100000 185 27.4 0.3 21.1 0.02 1.0 0.6 25.7 1.0 57.6
$100001-$120000 110 27.3 0.2 15.2 0.01 1.4 0.5 23.8 0.7 63.1
$120001 & above 181 27.4 0.3 13.2 0.01 0.2 0.4 21.4 0.7 69.0
NSW total 1120 27.5 0.5 22.1 0.03 2.2 0.7 30.7 1.2 54.7
Remoteness           
Major cities 628 27.4 0.4 21.9 0.03 1.7 0.7 30.8 1.2 54.8
Inner regional 507 27.5 0.5 23.3 0.05 3.4 0.6 29.8 1.2 55.4
Outer regional 107 27.2 0.5 21.6 0.03 2.9 0.7 30.5 1.2 51.0
Remote Australia 14 27.0 1.2 41.9 0.17 11.1 1.1 52.0 2.4 28.0
NSW total 1256 27.4 0.5 22.4 0.04 2.4 0.7 30.6 1.2 54.6