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Definition

Length of time a person waits to see a dental professional at a public government dental clinic.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic within specified waiting time categories (excluding for urgent dental care).
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Denominator
Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic in the last 12 months (excluding for urgent dental care).
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Computation

Numerator refers to waiting time for most recent appointment with a government dental professional in the last 12 months.

Excludes treatment for urgent dental care.

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based …

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Disaggregation

2011-12—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:

  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)

2011-12—State and territory, by waiting time category.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Numerator refers to waiting time for most recent appointment with a government dental professional in the last 12 months.

Excludes treatment for urgent dental care.

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.

Numerators
Number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic within specified waiting time categories (excluding for urgent dental care).
Denominators
Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic in the last 12 months (excluding for urgent dental care).
Disaggregation

2011-12—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:

  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)

2011-12—State and territory, by waiting time category.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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