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Table 1 Mean dmft and dmfs scores for the children examined according to geographical location and mean age

From: An assessment of dental caries among young Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia: a cross-sectional study

Location Mean dmft and dmfs scores
  n Mean (SD) age in years d (SD) m (SD) f dmft (SD) ds ms fs dmfs (SD)
Rural 48 3.3 (1.34) 0.6 (1.7) 0.1 (0.7) 0 0.7 (1.9) 1.3 0.4 0 1.7 (5.4)
Remote 105 4.0 (0.9) 3.0 (4.2) 0.3 (1.3) 0.1 3.4 (4.7) 6.2 1.4 0.1 7.8 (12.2)
Metropolitan 20 3.5 (1.3) 0.6 (1.1) 0 (0) 0 0.6 (1.1) 1.0 0 0 1.0 (2.3)
Total 173 3.8 (1.1) 2.1 (3.6) 0.2 (1.1) 0.1 2.4 (4.1) 4.2 1.0 0.1 5.3 (10.4)
  1. n number of children, d decayed teeth, m missing teeth, f filled teeth, dmft decayed, missing, filled teeth, ds decayed surfaces, ms missing surfaces, fs filled surfaces, dmfs decayed, missing, filled surfaces