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Decayed, missing or filled teeth at age 12 (DMFT-12 index)

Full name:
Decayed, missing or filled teeth at age 12 (DMFT-12 index)
Unit:
score
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Index
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Decayed, missing or filled teeth at age 12 (DMFT-12 index)
Indicator code: E040701.T

Measured by survey of a sample of 12-years old children (average number of decayed, missing and filled teeth). Some data have been reported in the past in the framework of Health For All monitoring and evaluation exercise. Presently data are collected by the WHO Oral Health Programme and corresponding WHO Collaborating Centre in Malmo, Sweden (www.whocollab.od.mah.se). Data have been obtained from standard surveys assisted by WHO, or from published literature using comparable methods and are working estimates rather than being fully representative. Therefore, the international comparability is limited.