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Australia Child Dental Health Survey 2005


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2005 - 12/2005
Series or system 
Australia Child Dental Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The purpose of this survey was to track the dental health status of primary school attending children using School Dental Services. The data were collected through a random sample of the records of examinations performed by the School Dental Services. Data collected included the child's demographic characteristics, deciduous caries, permanent caries, urgent dental care needs, and the presence of fissure sealants.

Exam records were selected through a random sampling process. The sampling ratio varied by state, as did the number of exam records included in this survey. If a student was examined more than once during 2005, then only the first exam was counted for this survey. The sample size for this survey was 103,072 children between the ages of 4 and 15 years.

Suggested citation 
Air Combat Information Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, University of Adelaide. Australia Child Dental Health Survey 2005.