Dental caries and associated factors in Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-13 years

Alejandro José Casanova-Rosado, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Juan Fernando Casanova-Rosado, Ana Alicia Vallejos-Sánchez, Gerardo Maupome, Leticia Ávila-Burgos

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The objectives of the present study were to establish dental caries prevalence (percentage with caries) and experience in the primary and permanent dentition (dmft and DMFT) of 6 to 13-year-old schoolchildren in Campeche, Mexico, and to estimate the contributing roles of the likely risk indicators. A cross-sectional study was carried out in 1,644 children aged 6-13 years. Self-administered questionnaires obtained information on social, economic, behavioral, and demographic variables. The primary dentition of 1,309 children and the permanent dentition of 1,640 children were evaluated in the oral examinations. The main outcome measures were DMFT, dmft, and SiC indices. Data were modeled using logistic regression analysis. The overall caries prevalence was 77.4%, 73.6% in the primary dentition (61.6% in 6-year-olds), and 49.4% in the permanent dentition. The dmft and DMFT indices were 2.85 ± 2.73 and 1.44 ± 2.05, respectively (DMFT = 3.11 ± 2.62 in 12-year-olds). The SiC index was 6.05 at 12 years of age. Associated variables to dental caries in both dentitions were presence of enamel defects, presence of dental plaque, low socio-economic status, female sex, and older age. Mother's schooling was negatively associated (OR=0.95) with caries in primary dentition. Caries experience in the primary dentition (OR= 6.02) was positively associated with caries in the permanent dentition. Dental caries status in these Mexican children was closer to the goals proposed by the WHO/FDI for 2000 than previous studies. This study has identified clinical, socioeconomic, and behavioral determinants for dental caries in primary and permanent dentition on Mexican schoolchildren.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalActa Odontologica Scandinavica
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Deciduous Tooth
Permanent Dentition
Dental Caries
Economics
Oral Diagnosis
Dental Plaque
Dentition
Dental Enamel
Mexico
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Mothers
Demography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Keywords

  • Dental caries
  • dmft
  • DMFT
  • Epidemiology
  • Mexico
  • Schoolchildren
  • Significant caries index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Casanova-Rosado, A. J., Medina-Solís, C. E., Casanova-Rosado, J. F., Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A., Maupome, G., & Ávila-Burgos, L. (2005). Dental caries and associated factors in Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-13 years. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 63(4), 245-251. https://doi.org/10.1080/00016350510019865

Dental caries and associated factors in Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-13 years. / Casanova-Rosado, Alejandro José; Medina-Solís, Carlo Eduardo; Casanova-Rosado, Juan Fernando; Vallejos-Sánchez, Ana Alicia; Maupome, Gerardo; Ávila-Burgos, Leticia.

In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, Vol. 63, No. 4, 08.2005, p. 245-251.

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Casanova-Rosado, AJ, Medina-Solís, CE, Casanova-Rosado, JF, Vallejos-Sánchez, AA, Maupome, G & Ávila-Burgos, L 2005, 'Dental caries and associated factors in Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-13 years', Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 245-251. https://doi.org/10.1080/00016350510019865
Casanova-Rosado AJ, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado JF, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Maupome G, Ávila-Burgos L. Dental caries and associated factors in Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-13 years. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 2005 Aug;63(4):245-251. https://doi.org/10.1080/00016350510019865
Casanova-Rosado, Alejandro José ; Medina-Solís, Carlo Eduardo ; Casanova-Rosado, Juan Fernando ; Vallejos-Sánchez, Ana Alicia ; Maupome, Gerardo ; Ávila-Burgos, Leticia. / Dental caries and associated factors in Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-13 years. In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 2005 ; Vol. 63, No. 4. pp. 245-251.
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