Official Statistics

Oral health survey of 5 year old children 2015

Public Health England has published the results of this biennial national survey, which took place in the academic year 2014 to 2015.


Oral health survey of 5 year old children: 2014 to 2015 results


The results of the survey show:

  • variation at both regional and local authority level for both prevalence and severity of dental decay
  • 75.2% of the sample population had no experience of visually obvious dental decay
  • children’s dental health has continued to show improvement since 2008
Published 10 May 2016
Last updated 2 January 2019 + show all updates
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