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Article: A case-control study comparing 30% of children with the highest DMFS score and children with no caries in Southern China

TitleA case-control study comparing 30% of children with the highest DMFS score and children with no caries in Southern China
Authors
KeywordsCaries
Epidemiology
Risk assessment
Issue Date2009
PublisherQuintessence Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintessencepublishing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=241
Citation
Chinese Journal of Dental Research, 2009, v. 12 n. 1, p. 21-25 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To explore the risk factors of children with a high decayed, missing and filled surfaces (DMFS) score compared with children with no caries. Methods: Seven kindergartens in Conghua, located in suburban Guangzhou in Southern China, were selected. A total of 401 3- to 4-year-old children were examined for dental caries status, developmental defect of enamel (DDE) and visible plaque index (VPI). Data on children’s oral health behaviour, parents’ oral health knowledge, attitude and behaviour and other related information were collected by a structured questionnaire completed by their parents. A total of 120 children (30%) with the highest DMFS score (DMFS ≥ 7) and all 118 caries-free children were chosen for a case-control analysis to explore the risk factors. Results: In bivariate analysis, age at start of tooth brushing, frequency of tooth brushing, frequency of sweet food consumption, pacifying children with sweet food, bottle feeding with sugary drinks, having visited a clinician, VPI, family income, parents’education level, parents’ tooth brushing habit, and parents’ oral health knowledge and attitude were associated with caries experience in the children. The results of logistic regression analysis showed that the factors associated with high DMFS score were VPI, frequency of sweet food consumption, family income, parents’ oral health attitude and having visited a clinician. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that brushing teeth in an effective way, controlling sugar consumption and educating parents to have a more positive attitude toward oral health are important components in caries prevention among children in Southern China.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58104
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dc.contributor.authorLin, HCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:23:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:23:52Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationChinese Journal of Dental Research, 2009, v. 12 n. 1, p. 21-25en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1462-6446-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58104-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore the risk factors of children with a high decayed, missing and filled surfaces (DMFS) score compared with children with no caries. Methods: Seven kindergartens in Conghua, located in suburban Guangzhou in Southern China, were selected. A total of 401 3- to 4-year-old children were examined for dental caries status, developmental defect of enamel (DDE) and visible plaque index (VPI). Data on children’s oral health behaviour, parents’ oral health knowledge, attitude and behaviour and other related information were collected by a structured questionnaire completed by their parents. A total of 120 children (30%) with the highest DMFS score (DMFS ≥ 7) and all 118 caries-free children were chosen for a case-control analysis to explore the risk factors. Results: In bivariate analysis, age at start of tooth brushing, frequency of tooth brushing, frequency of sweet food consumption, pacifying children with sweet food, bottle feeding with sugary drinks, having visited a clinician, VPI, family income, parents’education level, parents’ tooth brushing habit, and parents’ oral health knowledge and attitude were associated with caries experience in the children. The results of logistic regression analysis showed that the factors associated with high DMFS score were VPI, frequency of sweet food consumption, family income, parents’ oral health attitude and having visited a clinician. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that brushing teeth in an effective way, controlling sugar consumption and educating parents to have a more positive attitude toward oral health are important components in caries prevention among children in Southern China.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherQuintessence Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintessencepublishing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=241-
dc.relation.ispartofChinese Journal of Dental Researchen_HK
dc.subjectCaries-
dc.subjectEpidemiology-
dc.subjectRisk assessment-
dc.titleA case-control study comparing 30% of children with the highest DMFS score and children with no caries in Southern Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLo, ECM=rp00015en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros159963en_HK

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