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Table 1 Annual estimated numbers of 5-year old children in New Zealand and numbers receiving a dental examination – overall and partitioned by Māori and non-Māori ethnic groupings

From: Water fluoridation and ethnic inequities in dental caries profiles of New Zealand children aged 5 and 12–13 years: analysis of national cross-sectional registry databases for the decade 2004–2013

  Total Māori Non-Māori
Year Popn Exam (%) Popn Exam (%) Popn Exam (%)
2004 56,790 37,815 (66.6) 14,230 8422 (59.2) 42,560 29,393 (69.1)
2005a 58,750 39,173 (66.7) 14,730 8983 (61.0) 44,020 30,190 (68.6)
2006b 58,040 39,433 (67.9) 14,670 8711 (59.4) 43,370 30,722 (70.8)
2007c 56,240 33,783 (60.1) 13,850 7828 (56.5) 42,390 25,955 (61.2)
2008 56,710 39,240 (69.2) 13,990 8722 (62.3) 42,720 30,518 (71.4)
2009 58,280 43,625 (74.9) 14,440 9967 (69.0) 43,840 33,658 (76.8)
2010 58,080 44,752 (77.1) 14,610 10,069 (68.9) 43,470 34,683 (79.8)
2011 59,290 44,653 (75.3) 15,410 9869 (64.0) 43,880 34,784 (79.3)
2012d 61,790 46,668 (75.5) 16,450 10,633 (64.6) 45,340 36,035 (79.5)
2013 63,820 48,176 (75.5) 16,830 10,511 (62.5) 46,990 37,665 (80.2)
  1. aWest Coast DHB unable to provide dmft data by ethnicity; bWest Coast DHB unable to provide dmft data by ethnicity; cTairawhiti DHB did not supply dmft data and Auckland DHB introduced a new data system which caused major disruption to data collection and reporting; dHutt Valley DHB and Capital & Coast DHB both excluded a small numbers of children for whom fluoridation status was not reported and Southern DHB did not report data for the 1 January – 20 February period and fluoridation status incomplete for most of the year