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Geographic effects on dental caries prevalence and tooth loss in Australia.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
4
Pages
242–245
Identifiers
PMID: 6576883
Source
Medline

Abstract

Geographic effects on caries prevalence have been noted in studies in the United States, Australia and South Africa. Australia, because of its large land mass, is a useful standpoint from which to gauge such effects, particularly since countrywide data from the School Dental Service is processed centrally, and since the Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently conducted a nationwide survey of adult dental health status. Both studies reveal a distinct impact of geographical factors on dental morbidity. DMF scores in 12-yr-old children are higher in the southern states, and rates of edentulousness in 35-44-yr-olds in Tasmania (latitude 40(0)-45(0)S) are double those for the more northerly states.

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