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Title: [Prevalence of dental caries in children with low birth weight]
Authors: Maatouk, F.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: French
Abstract: Dental caries was evaluated in 58 children with low birth weight [750-2500 g] and in a control group of 58 children with birth weights greater than 2500 g. All children were examined for their caries experience using a standardized clinical examination. The results showed a higher prevalence of caries in the children with low birth weight [77.5%] than in the children with birth weights greater than 2500 g [44.8%], the difference being statistically significant [P < 0.001]. There was a negative correlation between birth weight groups and prevalence of caries [r = -0.34]. It was concluded that children with low birth weight have a greater risk of dental caries than others
Description: 311-314
Keywords: Diagnosis, Oral
Child
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Health Education, Dental
Subject: Dental Caries
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119273
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0202/emhj_1996_2_2_311_314.pdf
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