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Patient—number of teeth affected by caries, total N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of teeth affected by caries (total)
Synonymous names:Help on this termDental caries experience; Decay experience
METeOR identifier:Help on this term500127
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe 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

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
99Not stated/inadequately described

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, deciduous code a Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

See also Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, permanent code A Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Decayed, missing and filled teeth cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

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