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Conference Paper: Caries experience of Hong Kong primary schoolchildren: a pilot survey

TitleCaries experience of Hong Kong primary schoolchildren: a pilot survey
Authors
KeywordsCaries
Children and Health services research
Issue Date2011
PublisherInternational Association for Dental Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The 25th IADR-SEA Division Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore. 28-30 October 2011. In Journal of Dental Research, 2011, v. 90 Spec Iss C How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: This pilot survey aim to assess the caries status of Hong Kong aged 11- to 12-year-old children, their oral health related habits and socio-demographic factors. METHODS: This survey was conducted in May 2011. Ethics approval was sought from the Institutional Review Board (UW 11-169). Cluster sampling was adopted, selecting children aged 11 to 12 years in primary schools in the 3 main districts of Hong Kong. Written parental consent was sought and the parents were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire. Their children were examined by 3 calibrated examiners for caries status with WHO criteria. RESULTS: A total of 253 children participated in the survey and 134 (53%) were boys. The prevalence of caries experience (DMFT>0) was 21% (n=54). The mean DT, MT, FT and DMFT scores were 0.06±0.27, 0, 0.25±0.60 and 0.32±0.70, respectively. Girls had more untreated decay teeth than boys (p=0.046). All children brushed their teeth daily. Consumption of vitamin C supplement beverage was positively related to caries experience (B=0.26, p=0.024). Parental misconception that dental decay being caused by “tooth worms” was also positively related with caries experience of the children (B=0.22, p=0.041). CONCLUSION: According to this pilot survey, the 11- to 12-year-old children in Hong Kong had low caries experience. All children had daily tooth-brushing and about 80% of them had no caries experience. Higher caries experience was related to consumption of vitamin C supplement beverage and parental misconception on oral health.
DescriptionScientific Groups - 1. Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research: Poster Session: abstract no. 4
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145787
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dc.contributor.authorChau, MHA-
dc.contributor.authorWong, SW-
dc.contributor.authorKung, YHA-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SLC-
dc.contributor.authorChu, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-07T01:25:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-07T01:25:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationThe 25th IADR-SEA Division Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore. 28-30 October 2011. In Journal of Dental Research, 2011, v. 90 Spec Iss C-
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145787-
dc.descriptionScientific Groups - 1. Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research: Poster Session: abstract no. 4-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This pilot survey aim to assess the caries status of Hong Kong aged 11- to 12-year-old children, their oral health related habits and socio-demographic factors. METHODS: This survey was conducted in May 2011. Ethics approval was sought from the Institutional Review Board (UW 11-169). Cluster sampling was adopted, selecting children aged 11 to 12 years in primary schools in the 3 main districts of Hong Kong. Written parental consent was sought and the parents were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire. Their children were examined by 3 calibrated examiners for caries status with WHO criteria. RESULTS: A total of 253 children participated in the survey and 134 (53%) were boys. The prevalence of caries experience (DMFT>0) was 21% (n=54). The mean DT, MT, FT and DMFT scores were 0.06±0.27, 0, 0.25±0.60 and 0.32±0.70, respectively. Girls had more untreated decay teeth than boys (p=0.046). All children brushed their teeth daily. Consumption of vitamin C supplement beverage was positively related to caries experience (B=0.26, p=0.024). Parental misconception that dental decay being caused by “tooth worms” was also positively related with caries experience of the children (B=0.22, p=0.041). CONCLUSION: According to this pilot survey, the 11- to 12-year-old children in Hong Kong had low caries experience. All children had daily tooth-brushing and about 80% of them had no caries experience. Higher caries experience was related to consumption of vitamin C supplement beverage and parental misconception on oral health.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherInternational Association for Dental Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Research-
dc.subjectCaries-
dc.subjectChildren and Health services research-
dc.titleCaries experience of Hong Kong primary schoolchildren: a pilot surveyen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.volume90-
dc.identifier.issueSpec Iss C-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
dc.description.otherThe 25th IADR-SEA Division Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore. 28-30 October 2011. In Journal of Dental Research, 2011, v. 90 Spec Iss C-

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