Dietary sources and intake of fluoride and enamel fluorosis in children in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
Dietary sources and intake of fluoride and enamel fluorosis in children in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Emeritus Professor Wei, Stephen Hon Yin   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Leung   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Chan Cho Yee Joseph   (Co-Investigator)
Miss Lui   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
120
Start Date
1988-07-01
Completion Date
1998-06-30
Amount
120500
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
SRC
Grant Type
Strategic Research Fund (UPGC)
Funding Year
1987/1988
Status
Completed
Objectives
To systematically assess the F contents of foods and beverages commonly ingested by infants and children in Hong Kong; to estimate the daily total F intake of a cohort of about 170 children at ages six months, 2 years and 4 years. The estimated daily total F intake will be assessed by careful analysis of the consumption of water, beverages and food after the F content of the individual food/drink items have been determined; to assess the oral health status of this group of children in Shatin annually from 3 till 8 years of age with particular emphasis on the prevalence of enamel fluorosis.