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Title: Dental health status and risk factors for dental caries in adults in Istanbul, Turkey
Authors: Namal, N.
Can, G.
Vehid, S.
Koksal, S.
Kaypmaz, A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: The aim this study was to record the oral health in adults in Istanbul, Turkey, and to evaluate the risk indicators associated with a high significant caries index [SiC]. A random sample of 2183 individuals in Bayrampasa district aged between 18 and 74 years were invited for a free dental examination and interview. The mean decayed, missing and filled teeth index [DMFT] was 11.44 and the SiC was 14.00, increasing from 6.00 for the age group 18-19 years to 15.32 at 33-44 years and 28.00 at 65-74 years. Logistic regression analysis showed that older age, female sex and rural origin of birth were the significant risk indicators for a high SiC index
Description: 110-118
Keywords: Risk Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Age Factors
Sex Factors
Rural Population
Oral Hygiene
Dental Health Surveys
Dental Caries
Subject: Oral Health
ISSN: 1020-3397
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