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Oral health status of children living in gorom-gorom, oudalan district, burkina faso.

Mazza C, Strohmenger L, Campus G, Cagetti MG, Caruso F, Petersen PE - Int J Dent (2010)

Bottom Line: A statistically significant association was found between caries experience and cleanliness of hands.Community Periodontal Index was statistically associated to toothbrushing and chewingstick use.Conclusion.

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Affiliation: Department of Odontontostomatology, Orthodontics and Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Aim. In order to set up the needs for intervention and to plan oral health prevention and care programmes, this paper aims to describe the oral health status and behaviour in children living in the municipality of Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso. Design. The sample size was 692 children, 334 females (48.3%) and 358 males (51.7%). Clinical and oral health related behaviours were collected. Results. 83.4% of the children were caries-free. Fluorosis was recorded in 41.3% of the sample, while only 37.9% of children showed healthy gingival condition. Toothbrushing was reported by 35.7% of children. A statistically significant association was found between caries experience and cleanliness of hands. Community Periodontal Index was statistically associated to toothbrushing and chewingstick use. Conclusion. As suggested by WHO's global strategies, integrated primary oral health care and services meeting the dental needs of the local population are necessary for children living in this area of Africa.

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Burkina Faso, Oudolan Province.
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Mentions: The survey was carried out as a cross-sectional study, during two months, in 2008 in children living in the municipality of Gorom Gorom, Oudalan province, Sahel region, Burkina Faso (Figure 1). The Municipality counts about 80,000 inhabitants living in 82 villages and in Gorom Gorom capital [11]. Children came from three main different ethnic groups. No data about the fluoride concentration in the area were available. Three samples of well water were collected near schools location. The fluoride concentration was carried out using an Orion model 96.09 fluoride ion selective electrode and an Orion model 900200 double junction plastic body Ag/Cl reference electrode with Orion model 290 mV digital meter. Fluoride content was quite high, with a mean value of 1.7 ± 0.6 ppm. No direct previous contact had been with a dental worker before for the children population, but traditional healer serves for people oral care needs.


Oral health status of children living in gorom-gorom, oudalan district, burkina faso.

Mazza C, Strohmenger L, Campus G, Cagetti MG, Caruso F, Petersen PE - Int J Dent (2010)

Burkina Faso, Oudolan Province.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Burkina Faso, Oudolan Province.
Mentions: The survey was carried out as a cross-sectional study, during two months, in 2008 in children living in the municipality of Gorom Gorom, Oudalan province, Sahel region, Burkina Faso (Figure 1). The Municipality counts about 80,000 inhabitants living in 82 villages and in Gorom Gorom capital [11]. Children came from three main different ethnic groups. No data about the fluoride concentration in the area were available. Three samples of well water were collected near schools location. The fluoride concentration was carried out using an Orion model 96.09 fluoride ion selective electrode and an Orion model 900200 double junction plastic body Ag/Cl reference electrode with Orion model 290 mV digital meter. Fluoride content was quite high, with a mean value of 1.7 ± 0.6 ppm. No direct previous contact had been with a dental worker before for the children population, but traditional healer serves for people oral care needs.

Bottom Line: A statistically significant association was found between caries experience and cleanliness of hands.Community Periodontal Index was statistically associated to toothbrushing and chewingstick use.Conclusion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Odontontostomatology, Orthodontics and Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Aim. In order to set up the needs for intervention and to plan oral health prevention and care programmes, this paper aims to describe the oral health status and behaviour in children living in the municipality of Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso. Design. The sample size was 692 children, 334 females (48.3%) and 358 males (51.7%). Clinical and oral health related behaviours were collected. Results. 83.4% of the children were caries-free. Fluorosis was recorded in 41.3% of the sample, while only 37.9% of children showed healthy gingival condition. Toothbrushing was reported by 35.7% of children. A statistically significant association was found between caries experience and cleanliness of hands. Community Periodontal Index was statistically associated to toothbrushing and chewingstick use. Conclusion. As suggested by WHO's global strategies, integrated primary oral health care and services meeting the dental needs of the local population are necessary for children living in this area of Africa.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus