Oral health in Lebanon: a pilot pathfinder survey
AbstractA pilot pathfinder survey for oral health was conducted in order to identify the level of caries and periodontal diseases in Lebanon and to produce baseline data, to be followed by a national oral health survey. The study involved 320 students, of whom 158 were 12 years old and 162 were 15 years old. The decayed, missing and filled permanent teeth [DMFT] scores for 12 and 15-year-olds were 5.0 and 7.7, respectively. Ninety-two per cent [92%] of the children aged 12 years and 96% of the children aged 15 years were affected by dental caries. The prevalence of periodontal disease among 15-yearolds was shown to be one of the highest [94.5%] in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Hussein, S.A. (1996). Oral health in Lebanon: a pilot pathfinder survey. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119250
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2 (2), 299-303, 1996
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