Perfil bucodental de los niños matriculados en el grado preescolar: área urbana del municipio de Caldas, 1999

Authors

  • Blanca Susana Ramírez-P. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Luz Stella Torres-T. Universidad de Antioquia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rfo.2458

Keywords:

Caries, Gingivitis, Oral health, Risk factors, Preschool children

Abstract

The aim 01this study was to describe the oral health among preschool children lrom education institutes in the urban area, in the city olCaldas -Antioquia. A representative random sample was selected 01215 children males and lemales, 5year old. The caries prevalence and history were evaluated through dmlt and DMFT indexes.; Iurthermore. oral hygienestatus and treatmentchildren needs wereassessed. The relationship between the oral problems with the lollowing risk lactors: sex, average years 01mother's education, mother's occupation ,parent's teaching activities in children oral hygiene, mother previous inlormation about oral heelth, among others were explored. As result. this investigation showed a caries prevalence among the study group 0148% (95% Confidence lnterval 41.3 - 54.6), a gingivitis prevalence 0183.7% (95% C.!. 78.3 - 88.2). The average 01 dmlt index was 2.5 with previous caries Irequency 0153% (95%C.! 45.9- 59.2). When some risk lactors were explored, the average years 01 mother's educstion, less or equal to five was associated with caries history; gingivitis prevalence and deficient oral hygiene (P value < 0.05).

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Published

2009-10-01

How to Cite

Ramírez-P., B. S., & Torres-T. , L. S. (2009). Perfil bucodental de los niños matriculados en el grado preescolar: área urbana del municipio de Caldas, 1999. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 11(2), 51–58. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rfo.2458

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