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Dental Caries

For explanation of DMFT and dmft, click: 

Per Cent Affected; dmf; 6 Years Old

Age % affected dmft d m f Year Source

4-5 years*

50.6
(46.6 untreated)
2.5 2.00 0.3 0.2 1999-2002

1)

6 years*

60.3
(55.1 untreated)
2.8 2.2 0.5 0.1 1999-2002

1)


* A total of 7555, 7268, 8226 and 7829 4-5, 6, 12 and 15 year olds respectively were studied.


1) van Wyk PJ, Louw AJ, du Plessis JB. Caries status and treatment needs in South Africa: report of the 1999-2002 National Children's Oral Health Survey. SADJ. 2004;59:238, 240-2. Abstract PubMed.


Per Cent Affected; DMFT; Different Age groups

Age Group % affected DMFT D M F Year Source

12 years*

36.9
(30.3 untreated)
1.1 0.8 0.2 0.1 1999-2002

1)

15 years*

51
(42.1 untreated)
1.9 1.3 0.3 0.3 1999-2002

1)

22-24 years

n.a. 6.8 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1988-89

2)

25-29 years

n.a. 8.7 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1988-89

2)

30-34 years

n.a. 12.0 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1988-89

2)

35-44 years

n.a. 13.8 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1988-89

2)

45-54 years

n.a. 17.5 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1988-89

2)

55-64 years

n.a. 20.6 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1988-89

2)


n.a. - not available

* A total of 7555, 7268, 8226 and 7829 4-5, 6, 12 and 15 year olds respectively were studied.


1) van Wyk PJ, Louw AJ, du Plessis JB. Caries status and treatment needs in South Africa: report of the 1999-2002 National Children's Oral Health Survey. SADJ. 2004;59:238, 240-2. Abstract PubMed.
2) van Wyk PJ., National Oral Health Survey 1988/89, Dept. of Health, Republic of South Africa.


Caries trends for different age groups

dmft 6 years Year Source
3.2 1988-89

1)

2.8 1999-2002

2)

     
DMFT 12 years Year Source
1.7 1988-89

1)

1.1 1999-2002

2)

     
DMFT 15 years Year Source
3.3 1988-89

1)

1.9 1999-2002

2)

 

1) van Wyk PJ., National Oral Health Survey 1988/89, Dept. of Health, Republic of South Africa.
2) van Wyk PJ, Louw AJ, du Plessis JB. Caries status and treatment needs in South Africa: report of the 1999-2002 National Children's Oral Health Survey. SADJ. 2004;59:238, 240-2. Abstract PubMed.

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