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Titre du document / Document title

Dental caries experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Peninsula Area, Queensland

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

HOPCRAFT M. (1) ; CHOW W. (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Cooperative Research Centre for Oral Health Sciences, School of Dental Science, The University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIE
(2) Victoria. Royal Australian Army Dental Corps, AUSTRALIE

Résumé / Abstract

Background: A survey of dental caries experience in children was undertaken in five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Peninsula Area of Queensland prior to the introduction of water fluoridation. Methods: Data were obtained from screening dental examinations conducted by the Australian Army as part of a community assistance programme between May and September 2004 from 486 children aged September 2004 from 486 children aged 4-15 years. The clinical examinations were performed in a dental van using a dental chair light, mirror and probe by a single calibrated examiner. Results: Caries experience was high with a mean 6-year-old dmft of 6.37 and a mean 12-year-old DMFT of 3.50. The 6-year-old dmft Significant Caries Index (SiC) for the third of the population with the highest caries experience was 11.65 and the 12-year-old DMFT SiC was 7.08. Only 15.3 per cent of 6-year-old children had dmft=0 and 28.9 per cent of 12-year-old children had DMFT=0. Conclusions: Dental caries was a significant problem for these remote communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from the Northern Peninsula Area of Queensland had more than four times the caries experience of Australian children for both 6-year-old dmft and 12-year-old DMFT.

Revue / Journal Title

Australian dental journal    ISSN  0045-0421 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 52, no4, pp. 300-304 [5 page(s) (article)] (14 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell, Richmond, AUSTRALIE  (1956) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Stomatology

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Dental disease

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Oceania

;

Australia

;

Dentistry

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Queensland

;

Aboriginal

;

Dental carie

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Stomatologie

;

Pathologie dentaire

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Océanie

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Australie

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Dentisterie

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Queensland

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Aborigène

;

Carie dentaire

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Estomatología

;

Diente patología

;

Oceania

;

Australia

;

Odontología

;

Queensland

;

Aborigen

;

Caries dental

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

Caries

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dmft

;

DMFT

;

Aboriginal

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16492, 35400017454282.0070

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 19993764



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