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Article: Oral health status of rural-urban migrant children in South China

TitleOral health status of rural-urban migrant children in South China
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Dentistry
Issue Date2011
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0960-7439
Citation
International Journal Of Paediatric Dentistry, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 58-67 How to Cite?
AbstractInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2011; 21: 58-67 Background. In China, there is a massive rural-urban migration and the children of migrants are often unregistered residents (a 'floating population').Aim. This pilot study aimed to profile the oral health of migrant children in South China's principal city of migration and identify its socio-demographic/behavioural determinants.Design. An epidemiological survey was conducted in an area of Guangzhou among 5-year-old migrant children (n = 138) who received oral examinations according to the World Health Organization criteria. Parents' oral health knowledge/attitude, child practices, and impact of children's oral health on their quality-of-life (QoL) were assessed.Results. The caries rate and mean (SD) dmft were 86% and 5.17 (4.16), respectively, higher than those national statistics for both rural and urban areas (P < 0.05). Oral hygiene was satisfactory (DI-S < 1.0) in 3% of children. Oral health impacts on QoL were considerable; 60% reported one or more impacts. 58% variance in 'dmft' was explained by 'non-local-born', 'low-educated parents', 'bedtime feeding', 'parental unawareness of fluoride's effect and importance of teeth', and 'poor oral hygiene' (all P < 0.05). 'Non-local-born' and 'dmft' indicated poor oral health-related QoL (both P < 0.05), accounting for 32% of variance.Conclusion. Oral health is poor among rural-urban migrant children and requires effective interventions in targeted sub-groups. © 2010 The Authors. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry © 2010 BSPD, IAPD and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/123943
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.721
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dc.contributor.authorGao, XLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcgrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLin, HCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12T01:33:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-12T01:33:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Paediatric Dentistry, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 58-67en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0960-7439en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/123943-
dc.description.abstractInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2011; 21: 58-67 Background. In China, there is a massive rural-urban migration and the children of migrants are often unregistered residents (a 'floating population').Aim. This pilot study aimed to profile the oral health of migrant children in South China's principal city of migration and identify its socio-demographic/behavioural determinants.Design. An epidemiological survey was conducted in an area of Guangzhou among 5-year-old migrant children (n = 138) who received oral examinations according to the World Health Organization criteria. Parents' oral health knowledge/attitude, child practices, and impact of children's oral health on their quality-of-life (QoL) were assessed.Results. The caries rate and mean (SD) dmft were 86% and 5.17 (4.16), respectively, higher than those national statistics for both rural and urban areas (P < 0.05). Oral hygiene was satisfactory (DI-S < 1.0) in 3% of children. Oral health impacts on QoL were considerable; 60% reported one or more impacts. 58% variance in 'dmft' was explained by 'non-local-born', 'low-educated parents', 'bedtime feeding', 'parental unawareness of fluoride's effect and importance of teeth', and 'poor oral hygiene' (all P < 0.05). 'Non-local-born' and 'dmft' indicated poor oral health-related QoL (both P < 0.05), accounting for 32% of variance.Conclusion. Oral health is poor among rural-urban migrant children and requires effective interventions in targeted sub-groups. © 2010 The Authors. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry © 2010 BSPD, IAPD and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0960-7439en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistryen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectDentistry-
dc.titleOral health status of rural-urban migrant children in South Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailMcgrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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