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Diagnosis of early tooth decay or cavities in Alaska

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The percent of all parents who report that a health care worker had told them that their 3-year-old child has tooth decay or cavities by Alaska Public Health Region. These are 3-year averages.

Data Source

Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS) for 20092011 through 20192021, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.
More data on this topic can be found using the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey Data Visualization Tool Version 1.5.2: Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health; accessed on: 2022-12-27.


Three years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are averages across three years. For example, we report the average value across the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population. 

Last Updated

March 2023