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Prevalence of early childhood caries among preschool children in Trivandrum and its association with various risk factors.

Kuriakose S, Prasannan M, Remya KC, Kurian J, Sreejith KR - Contemp Clin Dent (2015 Jan-Mar)

Bottom Line: A standardized questionnaire was distributed to the parents.The data were subjected to SPSS version 16 and statistically analyzed with Chi-square test.Prevalence of ECC in the study sample was found to be 54%.

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Affiliation: Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Sankara Dental College, Varkala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Early childhood caries (ECC) is a severe form of dental decay with multi-factorial origin.

Objectives: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence and related risk factors of ECC among preschool children residing in rural and urban areas of Trivandrum district in Kerala.

Methods: A sample size of 1329 preschool children of <60 months of age was randomly selected from rural and urban areas of Trivandrum and decayed missing filled teeth indices were recorded. A standardized questionnaire was distributed to the parents. The data were subjected to SPSS version 16 and statistically analyzed with Chi-square test.

Results: Prevalence of ECC in the study sample was found to be 54%. Furthermore, a positive association was obtained between ECC and age of the child, location of residence, dietary habits, and oral hygiene habits.

Conclusion: There is an urgent need to implement preventive and curative oral health programs for preschool children in rural and urban areas.

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Sticky food preference and dental caries
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Figure 2: Sticky food preference and dental caries

Mentions: Figure 1 shows the relation between dental caries and the snacking frequency in children. Dental caries was seen to rise in those with increased snacking frequency. The association between sticky food preference of children and dental caries is depicted in Figure 2. Caries was more prevalent in children who preferred sticky foods over fibrous foods. Figure 3 shows that there is a reduction in caries prevalence among those children who brushed their teeth twice daily.


Prevalence of early childhood caries among preschool children in Trivandrum and its association with various risk factors.

Kuriakose S, Prasannan M, Remya KC, Kurian J, Sreejith KR - Contemp Clin Dent (2015 Jan-Mar)

Sticky food preference and dental caries
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4319349&req=5

Figure 2: Sticky food preference and dental caries
Mentions: Figure 1 shows the relation between dental caries and the snacking frequency in children. Dental caries was seen to rise in those with increased snacking frequency. The association between sticky food preference of children and dental caries is depicted in Figure 2. Caries was more prevalent in children who preferred sticky foods over fibrous foods. Figure 3 shows that there is a reduction in caries prevalence among those children who brushed their teeth twice daily.

Bottom Line: A standardized questionnaire was distributed to the parents.The data were subjected to SPSS version 16 and statistically analyzed with Chi-square test.Prevalence of ECC in the study sample was found to be 54%.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Sankara Dental College, Varkala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Early childhood caries (ECC) is a severe form of dental decay with multi-factorial origin.

Objectives: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence and related risk factors of ECC among preschool children residing in rural and urban areas of Trivandrum district in Kerala.

Methods: A sample size of 1329 preschool children of <60 months of age was randomly selected from rural and urban areas of Trivandrum and decayed missing filled teeth indices were recorded. A standardized questionnaire was distributed to the parents. The data were subjected to SPSS version 16 and statistically analyzed with Chi-square test.

Results: Prevalence of ECC in the study sample was found to be 54%. Furthermore, a positive association was obtained between ECC and age of the child, location of residence, dietary habits, and oral hygiene habits.

Conclusion: There is an urgent need to implement preventive and curative oral health programs for preschool children in rural and urban areas.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus