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Diagnosis of early tooth decay or cavities by region in Alaska

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Diagnosis of early tooth decay or cavities by region

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: The percent of all mothers who report that a health care worker had told them that their 3-year-old child has tooth decay or cavities by region.  These are 3-year averages.

Data Source: Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS) for 2009-2011 through 2017-2019, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.

Footnotes: Three years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are averages across three years.  For example, we report the average value across the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population. 

Updated January 2021