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Complete Indicator Profile of Kindergartners With Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth

Definition

Average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth among kindergartners

Numerator

Number of decayed, missing or filled teeth identified during kindergarten oral health screening assessments

Denominator

Total number of children receiving a kindergarten oral health assessment

Why Is This Important?

"Dental decay in children can be measured by the number of teeth affected by decay, the number of teeth that have been extracted, or the number of teeth successfully filled. The prevalence of decayed, missing, or filled teeth in young children is higher in low-income populations and in rural communities without fluoridated water." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020



Graphical Data Views

Average Number of Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth Among Kindergartners North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Fiscal Year Average Number of Decayed, Missing or Filled teeth per Kindergartner
North Carolina 2009 1.5
HNC 2020 Target 2009 1.1

Data Notes

The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Oral Health Section, N. C. Division of Public Health 



Average Number of Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth Among Kindergartners by County, 2009

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County Average Number of Decayed, Missing or Filled teeth per Kindergartner
Alamance 1.09
Alexander 1.58
Alleghany 2.09
Anson 0.98
Ashe 1.78
Avery 1.77
Beaufort 2.04
Bertie 1.38
Bladen 2.16
Brunswick 1.13
Buncombe 1.97
Burke 1.51
Cabarrus 1.15
Caldwell 1.48
Camden 1.15
Carteret 1.58
Caswell 1.41
Catawba 1.29
Chatham 1.16
Cherokee 2.12
Chowan 1.49
Clay 1.84
Cleveland 0.95
Columbus 2.11
Craven 1.34
Cumberland 1.58
Currituck 1.28
Dare 1.07
Davidson 1.83
Davie 1.35
Duplin 3.22
Durham 1.76
Edgecombe 1.71
Forsyth 1.82
Franklin 2.02
Gaston 1.63
Gates 0.41
Graham 3.2
Granville 1.89
Greene 2.53
Guilford 1.36
Halifax 1.42
Harnett 1.39
Haywood 1.48
Henderson 1.68
Hertford 0.99
Hoke 2.21
Hyde 2.68
Iredell 1.09
Jackson 2.04
Johnston 1.25
Jones 1.84
Lee 1.38
Lenoir 2.3
Lincoln 1.31
Macon 2.01
Madison 2.35
Martin 1.36
McDowell 2.65
Mecklenburg 1.04
Mitchell 1.92
Montgomery 2.06
Moore 1.83
Nash 1.42
New Hanover 1.02
Northampton 1.31
Onslow 1
Orange 0.92
Pamlico 1.57
Pasquotank 1.19
Pender 2.06
Perquimans 1.33
Person 1.22
Pitt 1.51
Polk 3
Randolph 1.24
Richmond 1.86
Robeson 2.99
Rockingham 1.73
Rowan 1.46
Rutherford 2.69
Sampson 1.92
Scotland 2.06
Stanly 0.98
Stokes 1.65
Surry 2.29
Swain 1.99
Transylvania 1.75
Tyrrell 1.43
Union 0.85
Vance 2.31
Wake 0
Warren 1.51
Washington 1.52
Watauga 1.24
Wayne 1.49
Wilkes 1.5
Wilson 1.32
Yadkin 2.1
Yancey 2.11
Page Content Updated On 12/22/2011, Published on 01/11/2012
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