Skip to main content

Table 5 Proportion of patients treated at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) in Melbourne, Victoria and Special Needs Unit (SNU) in Adelaide, South Australia with medical conditions grouped by body system affected

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

Body system RDHM (%) SNU (%)
Infections and parasitic diseases 4.1 33.2
Malignant neoplasms 4.4 24.3
Blood and blood-forming organs 5.8 4.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic 27.1 22.9
Mental and behavioural 61.8 25.8
Nervous system 28.2 13.3
Eye and ear 3.9 0.6
Circulatory system 34.9 36.0
Respiratory system 15.1 18.0
Digestive system 17.0 12.9
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 2.3 2.0
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 25.0 14.1
Genitourinary system 4.8 4.7
Congenital abnormalities and conditions originating in the perinatal period 9.0 3.9
Physical or brain injuries 2.7 2.1
  1. More than one medical condition could be coded per patient