Patient—number of teeth affected by caries, total N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of teeth affected by caries (total)|
|Synonymous names:||Dental caries experience; Decay experience|
|Definition:||The total number of a patient's teeth which are affected by caries as identified by a dental practitioner.|
|Data Element Concept:||Patient—number of teeth affected by caries|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The number of teeth affected by caries is used in conjunction with Patient—result of caries experience on permanent teeth code A and Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, deciduous code a to calculate the dmft/DMFT (for deciduous/permanent teeth, excluding teeth surfaces) score for a patient.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, deciduous code a
See also Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, permanent code A
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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