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Table 1 Dental care trend considering the components of DMFT Index in adolescents

From: Brazilian adolescents’ oral health trends since 1986: an epidemiological observational study

Component DMFT Index
Variable   Year 1986 Year 2003 Year 2010 (2003–1986)a 2003–1986b 2010–2003a 2010–2003b (2010–1986)a 2010–1986b
Value %c Value (SD; CI 95 %) %c Value (CI 95 %) %c       
12 years
 Decayed   3.65 54.9 1.69 60.8 1.21 58.5 −1.96 −53.7 −0.48 −28.4 −2.44 −66.8
 Missing   0.88 13.2 0.18 6.5 0.12 5.8 0.70 −79.5 0.06 −33.3 0.76 −86.4
 Filled   2.12 31.9 0.91 33.7 0.73 35.3 1.21 57.1 0.18 19.8 −1.39 −65.6
 Total Brazil 6.65 100.0 2.78 100.0 2.07 100.0 −3.87 −58.2 −0.71 −25.5 −4.58 −68.9
  North 7.50   3.13 (3.13; 3.05–3.21)   3.16 (2.55–3.76)   −4.37 −58.27 0.03 0.96 −4.34 −57.87
  Northeast 6.90   3.19 (3.57; 3.11–3.27)   2.63 (2.02–3.24)   −3.71 −53.77 −0.56 −17.55 −4.27 −61.88
  Central-west 8.52   3.16 (3.30; 3.08–3.24)   2.63 (2.14–3.13)   −5.36 −62.91 0.53 −16.77 −5.89 −69.13
  Southeast 5.95   2.3 (2.72; 2.24–2.36)   1.72 (1.36–2.08)   −3.65 −61.34 −0.58 −25.22 −4.23 −71.09
  South 6.31   2.31 (2.71; 2.25–2.37)   2.06 (1.66–2.45)   −4 −63.9 −0.25 −10.82 −4.25 −67.35
15–19 years
 Decayed   4.26 233.6 2.79 45.2 1.70 82.1 −1.47 −34.5 −1.09 −39.1 −2.56 −60.1
 Missing   2.52 19.9 0.89 14.4 0.38 18.4 −1.63 −64.7 −0.51 −57.3 −2.14 −84.9
 Filled   5.88 46.4 2.49 40.4 2.16 104.3 −3.39 −57.7 −0.33 −13.3 −3.72 −63.3
 Total Brazil 12.68 100.0 6.17 100.0 4.25 205.3 −6.51 −51.3 −1.92 −31.1 −8.43 −66.5
  North 8.93   6.14 (4.79; 5.99−6.29)   5.64 (5.06–6.23)   −2.79 −31.24 −0.5 −8.14 −3.29 36.84
  Northeast 12.99   6.34 (4.91; 6.19–6.49)   4.53 (4.04–5.01)   −6.65 −51.19 −1.81 −28.55 −8.46 −65.13
  Central-west 10.43   6.97 (5.12; 6.75–7.19)   5.94 (5.20–6.69)   −3.46 −33.17 −1.03 −14.78 −4.49 −43.05
  Southeast 18.64   5.94 (4.66; 5.77−6.11)   3.83 (3.23–4.43)   −12.7 −68.13 −2.11 −35.52 −14.81 −79.45
  South 9.84   5.77 (4.62; 5.62–5.92)   4.01 (3.35–4.67)   −4.07 −41.36 −1.76 −30.50 −5.83 −59.25
  1. Brazil, 1986/2003/2010
  2. A total of 1792 12 years old were evaluated in 1986, while in 2003 there were 34,550 and in 2010, 7247. Regarding the 15–19 years old, in 1986, 4798 were evaluated, in 2003 16,833, and in 2010 5367
  3. Source: Brazil. MS, 1986; 2004, 2011
  4. aRepresents the difference of the mean value obtained for each year
  5. bRepresents the percentage of the difference (positive or negative) of the mean value
  6. cRepresents the percentage of each DMFT component (decayed, missing and filled) on the total value of the DMFT Index