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Table 2 Distribution of age of patients (in years) treated at Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (Melbourne, Victoria) and Special Needs Unit (Adelaide, South Australia) clinics categorised by age group [n (%)] and mean age (mean [(95% CI)]

From: Utilisation of dental services for people with special health care needs in Australia

  Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne Special Needs Unit, Adelaide
ISND Dom Total RDHM ADH TQEH Other Total SNU
 < 25 76 (17.3) 2 (0.8) 78 (11.6) 21 (2.1) 6 (3.1) 1 (2.1) 21 (2.1)
25–34 61 (13.9) 3 (1.3) 64 (9.5) 100 (10.1) 9 (4.7) 0 (0.0) 100 (10.1)
35–44 77 (17.5) 5 (2.1) 82 (12.1) 147 (14.8) 7 (3.6) 3 (6.4) 147 (14.8)
45–54 82 (18.7) 25 (10.6) 107 (15.9) 258 (26.0) 37 (19.2) 13 (27.7) 258 (26.0)
55–64 72 (16.4) 29 (12.3) 101 (15.0) 226 (22.8) 36 (18.7) 16 (34.0) 226 (22.8)
65–74 39 (8.9) 37 (15.7) 76 (11.3) 155 (15.6) 42 (21.8) 11 (23.4) 155 (15.6)
75 +  32 (7.3) 135 (57.2) 167 (24.7) 86 (8.7) 56 (29.0) 3 (6.4) 86 (8.7)
Total 439 236 675 993 193 47 1233
Mean
(95% CI)
45.6
(43.0–47.3)
73.4
(71.4–75.5)
55.3 53.5
(52.6–54.5)
62.9
(60.5- 65.3)
57.2
(53.0–61.3)
55.1
  1. ISND Integrated Special Needs Department and Day Surgery Unit, Dom Domiciliary Dental Service, RDHM Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, ADH Adelaide Dental Hospital, TQEH The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Other Highgate Park and Modbury GP Plus Superclinic, SNU Special Needs Unit