Kindergartners with untreated dental decay

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Definitions: The percent of kindergartens screened for dental caries who presented with untreated dental decay.

Data Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2015-16. Approved for public distribution on 06-19-2017.

Footnotes: In 2015-16, the OHS transitioned to a regional model for delivering public health hygiene services. As a result, the OHS collaborated with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the North Carolina Division of Public Health, State Center for Health Statistics to select a random sample of elementary schools that would be used to reflect both regional and statewide kindergarten assessment data. 

Last updated February 2018.