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Table 1 Reasons for sending reports of concern to CWS among PDHP in Norway, 1214 reports of concern, 3222 reasons for concern

From: Reasons for reported suspicion of child maltreatment and responses from the child welfare - a cross-sectional study of Norwegian public dental health personnel

Reason for sending a report of concern n % of reports
Did not attend/was not brought 818 67.4
Grave caries 597 49.2
Lack of hygiene 445 36.7
Suspicion of neglect 315 25.9
Interaction with parents/guardians 232 19.1
Abnormal behavior in the child 220 18.1
Treatment refusal 205 16.9
Gingivitis 119 9.8
Suspicion of physical abuse 59 4.9
Suspicion of sexual abuse 57 4.7
Suspicion of psychological abuse 53 4.4
Trauma 20 1.6
Wounds, lesions or other oral findings 14 1.2
Other 68 5.6
  1. The frequencies do not sum to 100% due to multiple reasons for concern