Epidemiology of Traumatic Dental Injuries
1 Recognize trauma incidence and prevalence in the primary and permanent dentitions.
2 Recognize peak incidences of trauma in relation to age and sex.
3 Recognize typical causes of trauma.
The prevalence (i.e. the number of injuries up to a given age) of traumatic dental injuries has been examined in many countries, usually reporting very high figures.1 It should, however, be noted that most of these studies represent prevalences in various age groups, and therefore these prevalences cannot be compared. When prevalences are specified for 5-and 12-year-olds, the figures can be seen in the maps below. Please note that only countries where reliable figures were available have been included and color-coded.
TRAUMA PREVALENCE IN 5-YEAR-OLD/>