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Conference Paper: Oral health of Bulang preschool children in Southwest China

TitleOral health of Bulang preschool children in Southwest China
Authors
KeywordsCaries
Children
Epidemiology and Toothbrushing
Issue Date2012
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 168900 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To describe the oral health status and behaviors of the 5-year-old Bulang children. Methods: An oral health survey was performed in 2011-12 with ethical approval (UW-11-377). A sample of 5-year-old Bulang children living in Yunnan Province, Southwest China, was selected using a multi-stage and stratified sampling method. One trained dentist examined the children in kindergartens in towns (urban areas) or in villages in rural areas using dental mirrors attached to an intra-oral LED light and ball-ended CPI probes. Tooth status was assessed using criteria recommended by the World Health Organization. A parental questionnaire was used to study the children’s oral health related behaviours. Results: A total of 892 children, 50% being boys, were surveyed. Half of them lived in towns and the others lived in villages. There were 758 (85%) of the children had dental caries experience. The mean dmft score was 5.9±4.9. The mean dmft scores of boys and girls were similar, 6.0±5.0 and 5.8±4.9 (P=0.49). The children living in towns had a higher mean dmft score than that of the children living in villages (6.4±5.0 vs. 5.4±4.8, p<0.01). Only 21% of the urban children started brushing teeth before 2 years old, while 63% of the rural children never or seldom brushed their teeth even at 5 years old. A higher proportion of children residing in towns brushed their teeth at least once daily than that of children residing in villages (58% vs. 20%, p<0.001). Conclusions: The dental caries experience and experience of the 5-year-old Bulang children in Southwest China was high. The children living in urban areas had better toothbrushing habit than those living in rural areas.
DescriptionSession: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182067
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.714

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T07:20:45Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-17T07:20:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 168900en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182067-
dc.descriptionSession: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe the oral health status and behaviors of the 5-year-old Bulang children. Methods: An oral health survey was performed in 2011-12 with ethical approval (UW-11-377). A sample of 5-year-old Bulang children living in Yunnan Province, Southwest China, was selected using a multi-stage and stratified sampling method. One trained dentist examined the children in kindergartens in towns (urban areas) or in villages in rural areas using dental mirrors attached to an intra-oral LED light and ball-ended CPI probes. Tooth status was assessed using criteria recommended by the World Health Organization. A parental questionnaire was used to study the children’s oral health related behaviours. Results: A total of 892 children, 50% being boys, were surveyed. Half of them lived in towns and the others lived in villages. There were 758 (85%) of the children had dental caries experience. The mean dmft score was 5.9±4.9. The mean dmft scores of boys and girls were similar, 6.0±5.0 and 5.8±4.9 (P=0.49). The children living in towns had a higher mean dmft score than that of the children living in villages (6.4±5.0 vs. 5.4±4.8, p<0.01). Only 21% of the urban children started brushing teeth before 2 years old, while 63% of the rural children never or seldom brushed their teeth even at 5 years old. A higher proportion of children residing in towns brushed their teeth at least once daily than that of children residing in villages (58% vs. 20%, p<0.001). Conclusions: The dental caries experience and experience of the 5-year-old Bulang children in Southwest China was high. The children living in urban areas had better toothbrushing habit than those living in rural areas.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectCaries-
dc.subjectChildren-
dc.subjectEpidemiology and Toothbrushing-
dc.titleOral health of Bulang preschool children in Southwest Chinaen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume91en_US
dc.identifier.issueSpecial Issue C: abstract no. 168900en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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