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Table 8 Relationship between caries incidence attributable to sugar consumption in Israel

From: Mortality, hospital days and treatment costs of current and reduced sugar consumption in Israel

  Milk teeth Adult teeth
Age of child (years)a 6.5 12.5
Caries with zero sugar (intercept)a 2.13 0.06
Caries per gm per person daya 0.02 0.04
Caries prevalence from sugarb 1.25 2.51
% of caries from sugar 37% 98%
Tooth years of exposure 94 72
Sugar consumption (Kgm)c 137 149
Caries per Kgm sugar consumption 0.009 0.017
Annual caries incidence per persond 0.21 0.39
  1. Notes:-
  2. abased on regressions from international cross-sectional study [36]
  3. bbased on Israeli consumption of 62.7 g/day
  4. cfrom 6 months to 6.5 years for milk teeth and 6.0 years to 12.5 years for adult teeth
  5. dattributable to sugar