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Table 1 Numbers of all patients (N) who visited the PDS, numbers (n) and proportions (%) (properly) examined and numbers (n) and proportions (%) of those examined who were in need of basic treatment by age group and year from 2001 to 2013 in five Finnish PDS units

From: Frequency of visits and examinations in the Public Dental Service in Finland – a retrospective analysis, 2001–2013

  All patients having visited the PDS Children and adolescents (<18 years) Working-aged adults (18–64 years) Elderly (65+ years)
    Examined of the age group In need of basic treatment of those examined   Examined of the age group In need of basic treatment of those examined   Examined of the age group In need of basic treatment of those examined
Year N n n % n % n n % n % n n % n %
2001 77,059 39,682 32,823 (82.7) 14,572 (44.4) 35,223 22,819 (64.8) 17,136 (75.1) 2154 1071 (49.7) 659 (61.5)
2002 77,160 39,297 32,604 (83.0) 14,120 (43.3) 35,429 21,234 (59.9) 15,799 (74.4) 2434 1184 (48.6) 764 (64.5)
2003 78,590 40,022 33,476 (83.6) 15,000 (44.8) 35,184 19,171 (54.5) 14,360 (74.9) 3384 1829 (54.0) 1225 (67.0)
2004 75,630 36,316 29,331 (80.8) 13,158 (44.9) 35,126 16,996 (48.4) 12,843 (75.6) 4188 1808 (43.2) 1167 (64.5)
2005 81,273 37,857 30,922 (81.7) 12,942 (41.9) 38,113 20,500 (53.8) 15,458 (75.4) 5303 2300 (43.4) 1499 (65.2)
2006 84,952 36,263 29,724 (82.0) 10,999 (37.0) 41,757 20,184 (48.3) 15,912 (78.8) 6932 2648 (38.2) 1889 (71.3)
2007 84,547 38,216 31,898 (83.5) 10,636 (33.3) 39,312 15,119 (38.5) 10,988 (72.7) 7019 2251 (32.1) 1425 (63.3)
2008 83,982 36,442 28,872 (79.2) 9536 (33.0) 40,277 17,613 (43.7) 13,121 (74.5) 7263 2810 (38.7) 1834 (65.3)
2009 95,821 40,746 32,018 (78.6) 9715 (30.3) 46,093 18,674 (40.5) 14,895 (79.8) 8982 3517 (39.2) 2530 (71.9)
2010 93,831 36,809 26,401 (71.7) 8611 (32.6) 47,468 19,721 (41.5) 13,033 (66.1) 9554 3932 (41.2) 2326 (59.2)
2011 99,047 40,433 31,321 (77.5) 10,111 (32.3) 48,093 19,754 (41.1) 12,967 (65.6) 10,521 4509 (42.9) 2557 (56.7)
2012 102,202 37,386 27,058 (72.4) 9515 (35.2) 52,674 22,611 (43.0) 15,552 (68.6) 12,142 5746 (47.3) 3144 (54.7)
2013 107,352 39,517 29,474 (74.6) 9794 (33.2) 54,779 22,082 (40.3) 15,225 (68.9) 13,056 6214 (47.6) 3402 (54.7)