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Table 1 Comparison of NDTIS 2002 sample characteristics with population statistics derived for Australia from the 2001 national census

From: The vicious cycle of dental fear: exploring the interplay between oral health, service utilization and dental fear

  NDTIS 2002 (%) Australia 2001 (%)
Age*   
   16–24 years 13.1 13.0
   25–44 years 32.2 31.9
   45–64 years 24.8 24.7
   65+ years 13.4 13.6
Male 49.1 49.2
Household income < $20,000 per year** 20.3 21.2
Employed*** 58.8 56.6
Speaks English at home 87.6 84.0
Born in Australian 76.0 76.8
  1. * Percentages based on total population aged 5 years +
  2. ** Australia 2001 figure refers to household income < $400 per week which translates to < $20,800 per year
  3. *** Australia 2001 figure refers to persons aged 15 years and over