Northern Ireland

Dental health

Key points


Graph 1: By deprivation

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Definitions and data sources

The graph compares the dental health of children whose parents are in receipt of means-tested benefits compared with other children, with the data show separately for 5-year-olds and 15-year-olds.  In each case, it shows the average number of missing, decayed or filled teeth.

The data source is a one-off report entitled Children's oral health In Northern Ireland, published in 2002 by the Oral Health Service Research Centre at the University of Cork, and with the data obtained via the 2004 publication Equality and inequalities in health and social care in Northern Ireland published by Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.


External links

See the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's site on health inequalities.