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Fluorosis

Percentage prevalence of flourosis in 12-year-old children in South Arica (1999-2002).
Deans Index 0 1 2 3 4 5
Weighted national mean 65.43 14.55 10.42 5.88 3.10 0.72
Western Cape 60.04 18.05 13.08 6.19 2.33 0.30
Northern Cape 58.59 8.35 4.94 7.76 14.47 5.88
Eastern Cape 54.00 20.00 11.30 9.60 4.60 0.50
Free State 53.19 21.78 15.30 7.19 2.13 0.41
KwaZuluNatal 70.32 12.87 9.68 4.47 2.34 0.32
Gauteng 63.28 23.04 7.92 3.15 1.62 0.99
North West 62.41 11.03 12.67 7.66 3.47 2.76
Mpumalanga 67.96 7.96 10.94 5.64 6.30 1.22
Limpopo 81.10 11.10 6.10 1.40 0.30 0.00

0= Normal,  1= Questionable,  2= Very mild,  3= Mild,  4= Moderate,  5= Severe


Source: van Wyk P.J. Report: National children's oral health survey, South Africa, 1999-2002. Department of Health - 2003.


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