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Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition. Washington (DC): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank; 2006. Co-published by Oxford University Press, New York.

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Table 38.1Mean DMFT and SiC Index of 12-Year-Olds for Some Countries, by Ascending Order of DMFT

CountryMean DMFTSiC IndexYearSample sizeReference
Australia0.82.4199929,130Armfield, Roberts-Thomson, and Spencer 2003
Nepal0.82.52000623Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Sweden0.92.6200171,896Sundberg 2002
Jamaica1.02.81995362Data from PAHO, courtesy E. D. Beltran and S. Estupinan-Day
China1.03.0199623,452Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Senegal1.22.81994300Sembene, Kane, and Bourgeois 1999
Sri Lanka1.43.61994–952,003Abayaratna and Krishnarasa 1997
England, U.K. (Northwest)1.43.22000–112,029Pitts and others 2002
United States1.43.61988–91176Data from PAHO, courtesy E. D. Beltran and S. Estupinan-Day
Portugal1.53.61999800Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Germany1.74.119971,043Micheelis and Reich 1999
Israel1.74.120021,327Courtesy S. P. Zusman, Division of Dental Health, Israel
South Africa1.74.31988–891,571van Wyk 1994
Greece (Northeastern province) (11-year-olds)1.84.220012,217Demertzi and Topitsoglou 2002
Scotland (U.K.)1.84.31996–976,165Data from K. Woods from the study Pitts, Evans, and Nugent 1998
France2.04.719986,000Hescot and Roland 2000
Thailand2.44.920011,116Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Mexico (state of Mexico)2.55.019971,138Irigoyen and Sanchez-Hinojosa 2000
Uruguay2.55.31999596Sector Público 1999
Comoros2.66.12000142Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Belarus2.75.419992,537Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Romania2.75.82001785Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Nicaragua2.85.71997365Data from PAHO, courtesy E. D. Beltran and S. Estupinan-Day
Greenland3.57.02002236Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Latvia3.87.11998416Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Poland3.97.219971,732Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Honduras4.07.51997307Data from PAHO, courtesy E. D. Beltran and S. Estupinan-Day
Bolivia4.78.81995389Data from PAHO, courtesy E. D. Beltran and S. Estupinan-Day
Slovak Republic5.914.319981,589Data from WHO, courtesy P. E. Petersen
Costa Rica8.513.719881,349Data from PAHO, courtesy E. D. Beltran and S. Estupinan-Day

Source: Authors.

PAHO = Pan American Health Organization; SiC = Significant caries.

From: Chapter 38, Oral and Craniofacial Diseases and Disorders

Copyright © 2006, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank Group.

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