Comparison between Asthmatic and Healthy Children in ECC Frequency

Amirabadi, Forogh and Khosravi, Maryam (2013) Comparison between Asthmatic and Healthy Children in ECC Frequency. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 37 (4). pp. 271-280.

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Introduction: Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases that are discussed as a risk factor for tooth caries. There are only limited number of studies about effects of asthma on dental caries especially early childhood caries (ECC) and the results are controversial. The purpose of this was comparison between asthmatic and healthy children in ECC frequency. Materials & Methods: In this case control study, 100 asthmatic children aged 2-6 years old reffered to a pedodontist‘s office with one year moderate asthma, and 100 non asthmatic children who were matched according to their age and sex and socioecconemic levels were examined for ECC frequency and dmft. The data were analysed with Mann-Whitney, ChiSquare and t-tests. The level of significance was set at 95 (P˂0.05). Results: A significant difference was found in ECC frequency between asthmatic (59) and control (41) groups and as well, a significant difference was found in mean dmft between asthmatic group (3.1±2.1) and control group (1.14±1.2 , P˂0.05). Conclusion: It is concluded that asthmatic increases the likelihood of ECC frequency and dmft level in 2-6 year old children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:42

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