Water fluoridation and ethnic inequities in dental caries profiles of New Zealand children aged 5 and 12-13 years: analysis of national cross-sectional registry databases for the decade 2004-2013 (2016)
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PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences
Background: Gross and important inequities have historically existed in the oral health profiles of New Zealand children. Following the New Zealand Government's strategic oral health vision, launched in 2006, nationally collected information from 2004 to 2013 was used to analyze patterns in the prevalence of no obvious decay experience (caries-free) and mean decayed-missing-filled teeth indices over time and by community water fluoridation (CWF) and ethnic classifications in New Zealand children aged 5 years and in school year 8 (generally aged 12-13 years).
CitationSchluter, P.J., Lee, M. (2016) Water fluoridation and ethnic inequities in dental caries profiles of New Zealand children aged 5 and 12-13 years: analysis of national cross-sectional registry databases for the decade 2004-2013. BMC Oral Health, 16, pp. 21.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research32 - Biomedical and clinical sciences::3203 - Dentistry::320303 - Dental therapeutics, pharmacology and toxicology
11 - Medical and Health Sciences::1117 - Public Health and Health Services::111704 - Community Child Health
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