Health (Fluoridation of water supplies) Act, 1960: report on the incidence of dental caries in school children, and on the analysis of public piped water supplies in the health authority areas of Cork, Limerick and Waterford

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249858
Title:
Health (Fluoridation of water supplies) Act, 1960: report on the incidence of dental caries in school children, and on the analysis of public piped water supplies in the health authority areas of Cork, Limerick and Waterford
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
1962
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249858
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The survey discloses an extremely high incidence and prevalence of dental caries among children attending full-time day schools in the Cork, Limerick and Waterford areas. The incidence and prevalence are uniformly high throughout the three areas. At age 7 in each of the areas, of every ten children examined, between seven and eight were found to have five or more of their deciduous teeth decayed, missing or filled. Of that seven or eight children out of every ten, two or three had suffered decay in at least ten of their deciduous teeth. In the case of permanent teeth, the percentage of children free from caries drops almost to zero at about 14 years of age and at this age over one-third of the children in the three areas combined have ten or more of their permanent teeth already decayed, missing or filled. Out of 1,141 children aged 15 years and over who were examined in the three areas, only 9 were found to be free from caries in their permanent teeth
Keywords:
FLUORIDATION; DENTAL HEALTH CARE
Series/Report no.:
Pr 6675

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23T08:00:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-23T08:00:43Z-
dc.date.issued1962-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/249858-
dc.descriptionThe survey discloses an extremely high incidence and prevalence of dental caries among children attending full-time day schools in the Cork, Limerick and Waterford areas. The incidence and prevalence are uniformly high throughout the three areas. At age 7 in each of the areas, of every ten children examined, between seven and eight were found to have five or more of their deciduous teeth decayed, missing or filled. Of that seven or eight children out of every ten, two or three had suffered decay in at least ten of their deciduous teeth. In the case of permanent teeth, the percentage of children free from caries drops almost to zero at about 14 years of age and at this age over one-third of the children in the three areas combined have ten or more of their permanent teeth already decayed, missing or filled. Out of 1,141 children aged 15 years and over who were examined in the three areas, only 9 were found to be free from caries in their permanent teethen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPr 6675en_GB
dc.subjectFLUORIDATIONen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleHealth (Fluoridation of water supplies) Act, 1960: report on the incidence of dental caries in school children, and on the analysis of public piped water supplies in the health authority areas of Cork, Limerick and Waterforden_GB
dc.typeReporten
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