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4715.0.55.006 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Summary Booklet, 2004-05  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/02/2007  First Issue
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Dental health

    Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over, 11% had never visited a dentist or other health professional about their teeth. This proportion was 24% for Indigenous people in remote areas, and 6% in non-remote areas.

    Indigenous Australians were around half as likely as non-Indigenous Australians to have seen a dentist during the two weeks before the survey.

    Graph: Indigenous people who had never visited a dentist

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