Tairawhiti DHB results have been excluded because of data collection problems.
Water fluoridation: Water fluoridation is the process of adjusting the natural level of fluoride in the water supply to between 0.7 ppm and 1.0 ppm. This is the optimal amount that provides protection against tooth decay, and is recommended by the World Health Organization.
Please note results have not been adjusted for socio-economic status
From the dataset Community Oral Health Service: Age 5 oral health data 2021, this data was extracted:
Sheet: Age 5
Provided: 1,512 data points
About this dataset
This dataset provides data from the Community Oral Health Service, containing statistics on the level of decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft/DMFT) and percentage of children caries-free for 5-year-old children. Data is organised by DHB and region, as well as ethnicity and fluoridation status.