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Table 6 Enamel fluorosis/defect experience by water fluoridation status, 14–15 year olds

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

Enamel fluorosis/defect category* % n 95% CI
Fluoridated    
Normal (TF 0) 83.5 675 80.0-87.0
Barely detectable/ perceptible (TF 1, 2) 16.3 124 12.8-19.7
Mild (TF 3) 0.2 3 0.0-0.3
Moderate (TF 4, 5) 0.1 1 0.0-0.3
Non-fluoridated    
Normal (TF 0) 88.5 173 83.4-93.6
Barely detectable/ perceptible (TF 1, 2) 10.0 24 6.4-13.7
Mild (TF 3) 1.4 2 0.0-3.6
Moderate (TF 4, 5) 0 0 -
NSW    
Normal (TF 0) 84.1 848 81.0-87.3
Barely detectable/ perceptible (TF 1, 2) 15.4 148 12.3-18.5
Mild (TF 3) 0.3 5 0.0-0.7
Moderate (TF 4, 5) 0.1 1 0.0-0.3
  1. *TF values refer to the Thylstrup and Fejerskov Index.