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Article: Oral health status and oral health behaviors in Chinese children

TitleOral health status and oral health behaviors in Chinese children
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
Journal Of Dental Research, 2001, v. 80 n. 5, p. 1459-1465 How to Cite?
AbstractThe objectives of the study were to describe the oral health status and treatment needs of the 5- to 6-year-old and 12-year-old children in Southern China; to describe the patterns of oral health behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes among the 12-year-olds; and to assess the effects of socio-behavioral factors on the 12-year-old children's dental caries experiences. The study sample was comprised of 1587 5- to 6-year-old and 1576 12-year-old urban and rual schoolchildren living in Guangdong Province. Three calibrated dentists clinically examined the children, and trained interviewers interviewed the 12-year-olds. Caries prevalence of the 5- to 6-year-old children was high (urban 78% vs. rural 86%); the mean dmft of the urban and rural children was 4.8 and 7.0, respectively. The caries prevalence and mean DMFT score of the 12-year-olds were 41% and 0.9 (urban) and 42% and 0.9 (rural). Only 2% of the 12-year-olds exhibited no calculus or gingival bleeding, while more than 70% had calculus. In conclusion, there is an urgent need for establishing caries-preventive activities for preschool children. The prevalence of caries among the 12-year-olds was not high, but their periodontal condition was unsatisfactory. Knowledge about gum bleeding and the use of fluoride was low. More oral health education activities should be organized, especially for the rural children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53228
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dc.contributor.authorWong, MCMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, HGen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:04:38Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:04:38Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Dental Research, 2001, v. 80 n. 5, p. 1459-1465en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53228-
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of the study were to describe the oral health status and treatment needs of the 5- to 6-year-old and 12-year-old children in Southern China; to describe the patterns of oral health behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes among the 12-year-olds; and to assess the effects of socio-behavioral factors on the 12-year-old children's dental caries experiences. The study sample was comprised of 1587 5- to 6-year-old and 1576 12-year-old urban and rual schoolchildren living in Guangdong Province. Three calibrated dentists clinically examined the children, and trained interviewers interviewed the 12-year-olds. Caries prevalence of the 5- to 6-year-old children was high (urban 78% vs. rural 86%); the mean dmft of the urban and rural children was 4.8 and 7.0, respectively. The caries prevalence and mean DMFT score of the 12-year-olds were 41% and 0.9 (urban) and 42% and 0.9 (rural). Only 2% of the 12-year-olds exhibited no calculus or gingival bleeding, while more than 70% had calculus. In conclusion, there is an urgent need for establishing caries-preventive activities for preschool children. The prevalence of caries among the 12-year-olds was not high, but their periodontal condition was unsatisfactory. Knowledge about gum bleeding and the use of fluoride was low. More oral health education activities should be organized, especially for the rural children.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_HK
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshChild Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDMF Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - epidemiology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Education, Dentalen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRural Health - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshTetracycline - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth Discoloration - chemically induced - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshUrban Health - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.titleOral health status and oral health behaviors in Chinese childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0022-0345&volume=80&issue=5&spage=1459&epage=1465&date=2001&atitle=Oral+health+status+and+oral+health+behaviors+in+Chinese+childrenen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, MCM:mcmwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM:hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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