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Table 2 Mean dmft and dmfs scores for children included in the study according to age and geographical location

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 d m f dmft SiC10 SiC ds ms fs dmfs
Rural: 2–3 years 31 0.3 0 0 0.3 3.0 1.2 0.4 0 0 0.4
Rural: 4–5 years 17 1.8 0.3 0 1.5 8.0 4.8 1.2 0.3 0 4.2
Remote: 2–3 years 50 2.9 0.3 0.2 3.4 13.2 9.7 6.2 1.2 1.2 7.5
Remote: 4–5 years 55 3.1 0.4 0 3.5 13.7 9.9 6.3 1.2 0.1 8.0
Metropolitan: 2–3 years 10 0.1 0 0 0.1 1.0 0.3 0.1 0 0 0.1
Metropolitan: 4–5 years 10 1.1 0 0 1.1 4.0 3.7 1.9 0 0 1.9
Total 173 2.2 0.2 0.1 2.3 12.7 7.4 4.2 1.0 0.1 5.3
  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