Dental caries experience and factors among preschoolers in southeastern Mexico

A brief communication

América Segovia-Villanueva, Ramón Estrella-Rodríguez, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Gerardo Maupome

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the association between dental caries prevalence and selected variables in preschool children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out with 1,303 preschoolers (ages 3-6 years old), and the mothers completed questionnaires. The children were examined by one of three standardized dental examiners. Logistic regression was performed to identify associations between dental caries and other factors. Results: Mean dmft was 1.54+2.47, with 44.1% of children having dmft>0. Caries prevalence was associated with older children (OR=1.39); medium (OR=1.66) and low (OR=2.41) socioeconomic levels; mediocre (OR=1.71) and inadequate (OR=2.25) hygiene; negative attitude toward oral health (OR=1.51); and the presence of enamel defects (OR=1.74). Conclusion: Both overall caries prevalence and dmft index were relatively low. The results of this study substantiate previous reports in the international literature for clinical, behavior, socio-demographic, and socio-economic variables that contribute to dental caries in Mexican children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Public Health Dentistry
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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Dental Caries
Mexico
Communication
Oral Health
Preschool Children
Dental Enamel
Hygiene
Tooth
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Economics
Mothers
Demography

Keywords

  • Dental caries
  • dmft index
  • Epidemiology
  • Mexico
  • Primary teeth

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Dental caries experience and factors among preschoolers in southeastern Mexico : A brief communication. / Segovia-Villanueva, América; Estrella-Rodríguez, Ramón; Medina-Solís, Carlo Eduardo; Maupome, Gerardo.

In: Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2006, p. 88-91.

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Segovia-Villanueva, América ; Estrella-Rodríguez, Ramón ; Medina-Solís, Carlo Eduardo ; Maupome, Gerardo. / Dental caries experience and factors among preschoolers in southeastern Mexico : A brief communication. In: Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2006 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 88-91.
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