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Bahamas Oral Health Survey of School Children 1999-2000


General Info
Bahamas (BHS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1999 - 03/2000
Data type
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The purpose of the survey was to assess the oral health status and treatment needs of the school children in The Bahamas. A total of 2,684 children were examined using explorers, dental mirrors, and portable dental lights.

In addition to the clinical data collection regarding oral diseases, questionnaires were designed to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the population related to oral health. Questionnaires were given to the students to be filled out and returned with parental consent for participation in the survey.