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State-level differences in the oral health of Australian preschool and early primary school-age children

Lucas, Nina; Neumann, A; Kilpatrick, Trevor; Nicholson, Jan

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Background: This study compares oral health outcomes and behaviours for young Australian children by residential state or territory to determine whether state differences arise from individual exposures to risk factors. Methods: Cross-sectional data for 4606 2-3 year olds and 4464 6-7 year olds were obtained from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Outcome measures were parent-reports of children's caries experience, frequency of toothbrushing and dental services use. Results: For...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72116
Source: Australian Dental Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01287.x

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