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United Kingdom Children's Dental Health Survey 2013-2014 - UK Data Service


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2013 Children’s Dental Health (CDH) Survey
England, Northern Ireland, Wales
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2013 - 04/2014
Series or system 
United Kingdom Dental Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Children's Dental Health Survey is conducted every 10 years in order to collect information on the dental health of children. The 2013-2014 survey focused only on children ages 5, 8, 12, and 15.

9,866 children were given dental examinations at school. A total of 4,950 students ages 12 and 15 were sent questionnaires, of which 4,932 were returned. A total of 4,214 parents of examined students also received questionnaires.