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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

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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 

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Average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth among kindergartners

How We Calculated the Rates

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

Page Content Updated On 12/22/2011, Published on 01/11/2012
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
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