The Latest NDIP report which focuses on the detailed survey of P1 children has been published by ISD today.
The report shows that the proportion of P1 children with no obvious decay has increased from 68% in 2014 to 69% in 2016. There has also been a fall in the average number of decayed missing and filled teeth from 1.27 to 1.21.
While these improvements are welcome a cross Scotland, socio-economic inequalities in the oral health of P1 children remain, with percentages with no obvious decay experience ranging from 55% for children in the most deprived quintile, (SIMD 1) to 82% for those in least deprived quintile, (SIMD 5).
Further details are available in the summary and full reports.