|تاریخ چاپ: 1399/06/30|
|Dental decay and associated factors in Iranian three years old children|
|Author(s):||Mitra Ghazizadeh Ahsaie، Marzieh Deghatipour، Kazem Shahzadeh Fazeli، Parvin Bastani، Farnaz Ehdaivand، Zahra Ghorbani*|
ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to assess dental caries and associated factors in children aged three years living in Varamin, Iran.
MethodsEight hundred and fifteen three-year-old children were recalled randomly through the records existing in healthcare centers of Varamin, Iran. Two hundred and three mothers were also examined to assess the relationship between the oral health of mothers and children. Dental examinations were performed by two calibrated senior dental students using decayed missed filled teeth (dmft/DMFT) indices according to the WHO oral health survey basic methods. Demographic and oral-health care behavior data were collected using a standard questionnaire.
ResultsThe mean dmft was 2.69±3.492 years (range 0-19 years). No significant difference was seen in dental care behavior of males and females; 43.4% of children were caries-free. A positive correlation was detected between mothers DMFT and childs dmft (r = 0.27, P 12 compared to mothers with DMFT less than 6 (CR:1.55; 95% CI: 1.02-2.35) after controlling for childs sex and behaviors.
ConclusionThis study showed that more than half of the three-year-old children experience dental caries and there is a positive correlation between the DMFT of mothers and dmft of their children.
|Keywords:||Early Childhood Caries، Oral Health Care Behavior، Dental Decay|
|Published:||Journal of Dental School, Volume:35 Issue: 2, 2017|
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