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Title: Significant caries index values and related factors in 5-6-year-old children in Istanbul, Turkey
Authors: Namal, N.
Yuceokur, A.A.
Can, G.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: To evaluate significant caries [SiC] index values and related factors in Turkish children aged 5-6 years old, children from 5 nursery schools in Istanbul were included in a cross-sectional study. Sociodemographic information and data about oral care habits were obtained from the records and from parents. Of 542 students examined, the mean decayed/missing/filled primary teeth [dmft] index was 3.74 [SD 3.49] and the SiC index was 7.75 [SD 2.56]. About 76.8% of the children had experienced dental caries. Logistic regression analysis of the SiC index for dmft showed that risk factors for poor dental status were low mother's education [OR 2.04] and irregular toothbrushing versus once-a-day brushing [OR 4.09] or twice-a-day brushing [OR 4.20]
Description: 178-184
Keywords: Dental Caries
Dental Caries
Cross-Sectional Studies
Schools, Nursery
Educational Status
Oral Hygiene
Risk Factors
World Health Organization
Subject: Dental Caries
ISSN: 1020-3397
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