Evaluating Risk Factors of Dental Caries in Children under 6-Years-Old Supported by Welfare Organization of Mashhad in 2012

Mehrabkhani, Maryam and Ajami, Behjatolmolok and Khademi, Mehrnaz and Arastoo, Sara (2014) Evaluating Risk Factors of Dental Caries in Children under 6-Years-Old Supported by Welfare Organization of Mashhad in 2012. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 38 (3). pp. 257-266.

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Abstract

Introduction: Dental caries is a common and preventable disease in children. The goal of this study was to evaluate the risk factors of dental caries in children under 6-years-old supported by welfare organization of Mashhad in 2012. Material & Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out on 143 children under 6-years-old (63 female, 80 male) from all sub-centers of Mashhad welfare organization. Prevalence and severity of dental caries (dmft) was evaluated and a caries risk factors questionnaire was completed. The results were statistically analyzed using Chi-Square and Mann-Withney tests. Results: Caries prevalence was 81.1 and the mean dmft was 6.1±5.4, in which decay (d) was the major component. Age, complications during pregnancy, dental plaque, white spot, deep fissures, initial caries of occlusal fissures, treatment within the past 2 years, dental extraction due to caries and the childs mother or caregivers DMFT were factors correlated with dental caries in children. Conclusion: Caries prevalence was high among the study population, which could be partly due to inadequate attention of the children's caregivers and their lack of knowledge regarding oral hygiene.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 12:46
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2002

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