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Oral health: data introduction

Two aspects of oral health are considered in the following web pages: obvious decay experience (decayed, missing or filled teeth) in children and prevalence of natural teeth in adults.

Table 1 shows the dimensions and geographies for which oral health data are presented, either within the data pages which follow or through hyperlinks.

Table 1: Data availability for Scotland 

  Data presented?
(Y=yes; N=no)
Data dimensions/geographies Children Adults
By gender N Y
By age group Y (ages 5,
11/12 and 14)
By deprivation group Y Y
By NHS board area Y N
By local authority area N N
By community health partnership (CHP) area Y N
Time trend Y Y
National target Y Y
Comparison with UK/GB Y Y
International comparison Y N



Page last updated: 12 September 2017

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