Health - Dental health of children in year 8, by DHB, ethnic group, and water fluoridation status 2019

Ministry of Health

Notes

Midcentral DHB results not published in 2019 due to problems with data collection

Definitions

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.

Data provided by

Ministry of Health

Dataset name

Community Oral Health Service: Year 8 oral health data 2019 v2

Webpage:

https://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/oral-health-data-and-stats/age-5-and-year-8-oral-health-data-community-oral-health-service

How to find the data

At URL provided, select '2019: Year 8 oral health data from the Community Oral Health Service (Excel, 11 KB)'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Community Oral Health Service: Year 8 oral health data 2019 v2

From the dataset Community Oral Health Service: Year 8 oral health data 2019 v2, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Sheet1
  • Range: C4:BJ28
  • Provided: 1,260 data points

Dataset originally released on:

November 2020

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 Year 8 children. Data is organised by DHB and region, as well as ethnicity and fluoridation status.