Oral health survey of 5 year old children: fieldwork protocol

These documents describe the methods fieldworkers should use to collect oral health information for the survey of 5 year olds in the academic year 2018 to 2019.


Oral health survey of 5 year olds 2019: protocol

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These documents support Public Health England’s biennial oral health survey of 5 year olds.

The population group for study is 5 year old children attending mainstream schools.

There is a PHE oral health K-Hub resource which provides all the necessary support materials for field workers to carry out oral health surveys.

Surveys of this age group provide an insight into dental health and associated child-rearing practices at an important life stage. The findings of these surveys provide comparable details of caries levels and other clinical measures at local authority level. This informs decisions by local authorities, the NHS and other partners.

The results are a Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator, reported as an item on the Single Data List and classified as Official Statistics.

Published 30 January 2019
Last updated 26 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Link to K-hub resources added
  2. First published.