Indicator Report - Kindergartners With Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth
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.
Average Number of Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth Among Kindergartners North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Oral Health Section, N. C. Division of Public Health