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Article: Patterns of dental caries severity in Chinese kindergarten children

TitlePatterns of dental caries severity in Chinese kindergarten children
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COM
Citation
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1997, v. 25 n. 5, p. 343-347 How to Cite?
AbstractThe dental caries status of a population group is traditionally described by mean values of decayed, missing and filled teeth or surfaces (DMFT or S). Because of the limitations of the DMF values alone, additional measures of dental caries become important. A system of describing the pattern of dental caries attack hierarchically according to severity of caries was suggested by Poulsen & Horowitz (Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1974;2:7-11). The purpose of the present study was to analyze caries data from a group of 3-6-year-old Chinese kindergarten children according to this hierarchical system, assess the hierarchical assumptions of the system with deciduous teeth and evaluate its usefulness as an additional caries description for a kindergarten population. As part of a longitudinal field trial, baseline caries data were collected from 452 children. Caries was registered by tooth surface without the use of radiographs. Each child was assigned to one of six mutually exclusive zones of increasing caries severity, from zone 0=caries free through zone 5, the most severe, assuming that once a child was classified into a given zone it automatically belonged to all zones of lesser severity (except zone 0). On the basis of the original six zones, 61% of the children were classified correctly according to the hierarchical concept, but different alternative models which merged one or more zones together demonstrated varying percentages of correct classification, the cariologically most acceptable one placing 83% correctly. For each age group there was a close correlation between mean dmfs and increasing severity. The hierarchical model provides a valuable additional description of the caries status in deciduous teeth and is consistent with professional and epidemiological knowledge of caries attack patterns. © Munksgaard, 1997.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154006
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.233
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.111
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dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_US
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dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1997, v. 25 n. 5, p. 343-347en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-5661en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe dental caries status of a population group is traditionally described by mean values of decayed, missing and filled teeth or surfaces (DMFT or S). Because of the limitations of the DMF values alone, additional measures of dental caries become important. A system of describing the pattern of dental caries attack hierarchically according to severity of caries was suggested by Poulsen & Horowitz (Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1974;2:7-11). The purpose of the present study was to analyze caries data from a group of 3-6-year-old Chinese kindergarten children according to this hierarchical system, assess the hierarchical assumptions of the system with deciduous teeth and evaluate its usefulness as an additional caries description for a kindergarten population. As part of a longitudinal field trial, baseline caries data were collected from 452 children. Caries was registered by tooth surface without the use of radiographs. Each child was assigned to one of six mutually exclusive zones of increasing caries severity, from zone 0=caries free through zone 5, the most severe, assuming that once a child was classified into a given zone it automatically belonged to all zones of lesser severity (except zone 0). On the basis of the original six zones, 61% of the children were classified correctly according to the hierarchical concept, but different alternative models which merged one or more zones together demonstrated varying percentages of correct classification, the cariologically most acceptable one placing 83% correctly. For each age group there was a close correlation between mean dmfs and increasing severity. The hierarchical model provides a valuable additional description of the caries status in deciduous teeth and is consistent with professional and epidemiological knowledge of caries attack patterns. © Munksgaard, 1997.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshConfidence Intervalsen_US
dc.subject.meshCuspid - Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDmf Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - Classification - Epidemiology - Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Fissures - Classification - Epidemiology - Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshEvaluation Studies As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMaxillaen_US
dc.subject.meshReproducibility Of Resultsen_US
dc.subject.meshSeverity Of Illness Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshTooth, Deciduous - Pathologyen_US
dc.titlePatterns of dental caries severity in Chinese kindergarten childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume25en_US
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