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Title: Caries in primary school children: prevalence, severity and pattern in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Khan, N.
Al-Ghannam, N.
Al-Shammery, A.
Wyne, A.
Keywords: Primary school; children; caries; Al-Ahsa; Saudi Arabia
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Saudi Dental Society
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal; 13(2): 71-74
Abstract: The objectives of the study were to determine the carles prevalence, severity and pattern In primary school children of Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. Four hundred and fifty seven randomly selected primary school children were examined for this purpose. The result showed caries prevalence of 82.9% with a mean dmft of 4.45 (S.D. 3.76). The mean dmft difference between male and female children was statistically significant (p<0.0001). The mean dmft of urban children was significantly (p<0.0001) lower than that of their rural counterparts. There was no significant difference In carles severity in terms of socioeconomic status of the children (p-O.520l. Similarly, no significant caries prevalence difference was found in terms of gender, area and socioeconomic status. The teeth most affected by caries were mandibular first primary molars (46.6%). The least affected teeth were mandibular primary central incisors (3.95%).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16034
ISSN: 1013-9052
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