Dental plaque, preventive care, and tooth brushing associated with dental caries in primary teeth in schoolchildren ages 6-9 years of Leon, Nicaragua

Miriam del Socorro Herrera, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solis, Mirna Minaya-Sánchez, América Patricia Pontigo-Loyola, Juan José Villalobos-Rodelo, Horacio Islas-Granillo, Rubén de La Rosa-Santillana, Gerardo Maupome

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Abstract

Background: Our study aimed to evaluate the effect of various risk indicators for dental caries on primary teeth of Nicaraguan children (from Leon, Nicaragua) ages 6 to 9, using the negative binomial regression model. Material/Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out to collect clinical, demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from 794 schoolchildren ages 6 to 9 years, randomly selected from 25 schools in the city of León, Nicaragua. Clinical examinations for dental caries (dmft index) were performed by 2 trained and standardized examiners. Socio-demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data were self-reported using questionnaires. Multivariate negative binomial regression (NBR) analysis was used. Results: Mean age was 7.49±1.12 years. Boys accounted for 50.1% of the sample. Mean dmft was 3.54±3.13 and caries prevalence (dmft >0) was 77.6%. In the NBR multivariate model (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1026
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Science Monitor
Volume19
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StatePublished - Nov 19 2013

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Nicaragua
Dental Plaque
Preventive Medicine
Deciduous Tooth
Dental Caries
Tooth
Demography
Statistical Models
Cross-Sectional Studies
Regression Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Dental caries
  • Dental epidemiology
  • Nicaragua
  • Oral health
  • Primary dentition
  • Schoolchildren

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  • Medicine(all)

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del Socorro Herrera, M., Medina-Solis, C. E., Minaya-Sánchez, M., Pontigo-Loyola, A. P., Villalobos-Rodelo, J. J., Islas-Granillo, H., ... Maupome, G. (2013). Dental plaque, preventive care, and tooth brushing associated with dental caries in primary teeth in schoolchildren ages 6-9 years of Leon, Nicaragua. Medical Science Monitor, 19, 1019-1026. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.884025

Dental plaque, preventive care, and tooth brushing associated with dental caries in primary teeth in schoolchildren ages 6-9 years of Leon, Nicaragua. / del Socorro Herrera, Miriam; Medina-Solis, Carlo Eduardo; Minaya-Sánchez, Mirna; Pontigo-Loyola, América Patricia; Villalobos-Rodelo, Juan José; Islas-Granillo, Horacio; de La Rosa-Santillana, Rubén; Maupome, Gerardo.

In: Medical Science Monitor, Vol. 19, 19.11.2013, p. 1019-1026.

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del Socorro Herrera, M, Medina-Solis, CE, Minaya-Sánchez, M, Pontigo-Loyola, AP, Villalobos-Rodelo, JJ, Islas-Granillo, H, de La Rosa-Santillana, R & Maupome, G 2013, 'Dental plaque, preventive care, and tooth brushing associated with dental caries in primary teeth in schoolchildren ages 6-9 years of Leon, Nicaragua', Medical Science Monitor, vol. 19, pp. 1019-1026. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.884025
del Socorro Herrera M, Medina-Solis CE, Minaya-Sánchez M, Pontigo-Loyola AP, Villalobos-Rodelo JJ, Islas-Granillo H et al. Dental plaque, preventive care, and tooth brushing associated with dental caries in primary teeth in schoolchildren ages 6-9 years of Leon, Nicaragua. Medical Science Monitor. 2013 Nov 19;19:1019-1026. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.884025
del Socorro Herrera, Miriam ; Medina-Solis, Carlo Eduardo ; Minaya-Sánchez, Mirna ; Pontigo-Loyola, América Patricia ; Villalobos-Rodelo, Juan José ; Islas-Granillo, Horacio ; de La Rosa-Santillana, Rubén ; Maupome, Gerardo. / Dental plaque, preventive care, and tooth brushing associated with dental caries in primary teeth in schoolchildren ages 6-9 years of Leon, Nicaragua. In: Medical Science Monitor. 2013 ; Vol. 19. pp. 1019-1026.
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