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Australia National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004-2006


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2004 - 09/2006
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The purpose of this survey was to assess oral health and dental health habits in persons aged 15-97 years. The data were collected through computer-aided phone interviews and dental exams. Phone interview participants who stated having some natural teeth were then asked to have an exam with a local dentist trained in a standardized exam procedure for this survey. The survey sample included 14,123 interviews and 5,505 dental exams. The sample contained persons from all states and territories in Australia.