Statistics and Indicators

Last visit to a dental professional - children

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    Last visit to a dental health professional, 5-17 years, ACT General Health Survey, 2018-2020

     

    74.8% of respondents to the 2020 ACT General Health Survey aged 5-17 years reported that their last visit to a dental professional was less than 12 months ago. 

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Responses for children aged 5-15 years were provided by the parent/carer who knows the most about the child's health. Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    The following categories have been combined due to small numbers: 

    • 2 years to less than five years and five years to less than 10 years
    • 10 years or more and never

    The following estimates have a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution:

    • 2018: males and females whose last visit to a dental professional was one year to less than two years ago 
    • 2020: persons, males and females whose last visit to a dental health professional was two years to less than 10 years, males and females whose last visit to a dental health professional was 10 years or more or never.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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