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Definition

Differential rates for use of dental services per 1,000 population.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of persons who visited a dentist in the last 12 months
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Denominator
Population aged 5 years or over
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Computation
The numerator is to be divided into people who visited a dentist for emergency or general treatment.

Specific types of services are to be classified into areas of service according to the ADA Schedule of Dental Services. Visits are classified as emergency if for relief of pain, and as general if for problems not involving relief of pain or for …

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
The numerator is to be divided into people who visited a dentist for emergency or general treatment.

Specific types of services are to be classified into areas of service according to the ADA Schedule of Dental Services. Visits are classified as emergency if for relief of pain, and as general if for problems not involving relief of pain or for a check-up.

Service estimates are to be restricted to dentate persons. Dentate persons are classified on the basis of the presence of one or more natural teeth.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Numerators
Number of persons who visited a dentist in the last 12 months
Denominators
Population aged 5 years or over
Disaggregation

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