Table 3

Descriptive DMFT data for both cities, at a threshold of white spot lesion and caries into dentine
Mean D1-6MFT white spot (SD) 95% confidence interval Mean D4-6MFT dentine caries (SD) 95% confidence interval % D1-6MFT >0 white spot % D4-6MFT >0 dentine caries Mean D1-6MFT >0 white spot (SD) Mean D4-6MFT >0 dentine caries (SD)
Lower Upper Lower Upper
Manchester (Clinical) 4.48 (3.80) 4.23 4.73 1.07 (1.53) 0.97 1.17 85% 46% 5.29 (3.57) 2.33 (1.47)
Newcastle (Clinical) 2.94 (2.85) 2.76 3.13 0.65 (1.18) 0.58 0.73 75% 32% 3.93 (2.65) 2.01 (1.24)
Manchester (Photo) 3.44 (3.31) 3.22 3.66 0.98 (1.42) 0.88 1.07 80% 46% 4.32 (3.16) 2.15 (1.38)
Newcastle (Photo) 2.51 (2.83) 2.33 2.70 0.58 (1.09) 0.51 0.65 67% 31% 3.74 (2.71) 1.87 (1.19)
2008 12 yr old NHS DEP survey Mean D3MFT 95% confidence Interval % D3MFT > 0 Mean D3MFT > 0
Lower Upper
Manchester NHS DEP data 1.12 0.96 1.28 47% 2.36
Newcastle NHS DEP data 0.82 0.72 0.91 38% 2.14

Data from NHS DEP survey 2008 on 12 year olds shown for both cities.

Footnote. The data presented for the DEP is for illustration only – no statistical analyses were conducted.

McGrady et al.

McGrady et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1122   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1122

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