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Information Relevant to Oral Health and Care

 

Fluoride Exposure

% of Population Covered Year Source
Water approx. 61 % Dec 1995 1)


1) Dental Services Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


Toothpastes: Availability and Cost

Local Products Imported Products Year Source
% Fluoridated approx. 90 % approx. 100 % 1995 1)
Price/100 g approx. RM 1.80 approx. RM 3.60 1995 1)


1) Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


Toothbrushes

Local Products Imported Products Year Source
Price approx. RM 1.50 -
RM 2.50
approx. RM 5.00 -
RM 6.50
1995 1)


1) Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


HIV and AIDS

HIV Infected
(Number of Cases)
AIDS
(Number of Cases)
Year Source
3,652 

91,362
1,035

16,352
2010

1) (year 2010 only)

1) (Cumulative 1986-2010)


1) Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B
Prevalence
Vaccine Available Year Source

2.27/100,000 Population

Yes 2010

1)


1) Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


Tobacco Use

Smoking % (Cigarette) % Chewing Year Source

Adults
(18 years and above)
- Male: 46.4%
- Female: 1.6%
Total: 21.5%

Adolescents/Adults
(15-19 years)
Total: 0.3%

2006

1)

Adults
(13-17 years)
- Male: 6.4%
- Female: 0.2%
Total: 3.3%

Adolescents/Adults
(15-19 years)
Total: 11.5%

Gender Distribution
(15 years and above)
- Male: 0.5%
- Female: 3.1%
Total: 0.6%

2006

1)


1) Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Malaysia. The Third National Health and Morbidity Survey 2006 (NHMS III). National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2008.
 

Last updated by Gisela Ladda Tayanin