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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(5): 115-123 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence and Causes of Decay In Primary Teeth of Children Aged 2-6 Years In Kashan
H Abedini, H Gilasi, E Daoodi, T Eshghi, M Karbasi, M Haidaryan, Z Gharlipour *1, H Rasoli
1- , gharlipour@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Proper assessment of dental status and understanding the causes of teeth decay and needs of different age groups play an important role in determining the health status and health plan of comm.-unities. This study aimed to explore the pre-valence and causes of dental caries in 2-6 years old children of Kashan city in 2010. Materials & Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 310 children, aged 2-6 years, in Kashan city during 2010. Sampling was made through a two-staged and randomized procedure. Data were collected from dental examination and completed questionnaires and then was analyzed using SPSS software program. The relationships between dmft index and underlying variables were examined by the non-parametric tests, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis. Findings: results of the study showed 51. 3% of 2-6 years old children and 70% of 5-6 years old children had no tooth caries. And the mean of dmft index was obtained to be 2.34 ± 1.57. There was a significant relationship between tooth caries and the type of consumed milk (p. v=0.002), milk consumption period (p. v=0.025), brushing the teeth by mother (p. v= 0.004), brushing age (p. v=0.004), brushing frequency (p. v=0.042), flossing frequency (p. v=0.025), and children trend toward candy foods (p. v=0.000). Discussion & Conclusion sy: Since the rate of CF among children aged 5-6 years old in the population under study is far away the international standards of WHO, health professionals can provide the nece-ssary guidelines and training programs reg-arding preventive health behaviors and eating habits for parents and children. They could also strengthen the cultural beliefs, introduce and support consulting services stems and promote children oral health in community.
Keywords: primary teeth, tooth decay, dmft
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: public health
Received: 2013/11/11 | Accepted: 2013/11/11 | Published: 2013/11/11
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abedini H, gilasi H, daoodi E, eshghi T, karbasi M, haidaryan M, et al . Prevalence and Causes of Decay In Primary Teeth of Children Aged 2-6 Years In Kashan. Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013; 21 (5) :115-123
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