Lesiones cariosas reversibles e irreversibles en escolares mexicanos de 11 y 12 años de edad: Un análisis de regresión binomial negativa

Translated title of the contribution: Experience of non-reversible and reversible carious lesions in 11 and 12 years old Mexican schoolchildren: A negative binomial regression analysis

Juan J. Villalobos-Rodelo, Carlo E. Medina-Solís, Lourdes Verdugo-Barraza, Horacio Islas-Granillo, Rosa A. García-Jau, Mauricio Escoffié-Ramírez, Gerardo Maupomé

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Introduction: Dental caries is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases worldwide. In Mexico it is a public health problem. Objective: To identify variables associated with caries occurrence (non-reversible and reversible lesions) in a sample of Mexican schoolchildren. Material and methods: We performed a cross-sectional study in 640 schoolchildren of 11 and 12 years of age. The dependent variable was the D1+2MFT index, comprising reversible and irreversible carious lesions (dental caries) according to the Pitts D1/D2 classification. Clinical examinations were performed by trained and standardized examiners. Using structured questionnaires we collected socio demographic, socio-economic and health-related oral behaviors. Negative binomial regression was used for the analysis. Results: The D1+2MFT index was 5.68±3.47. The schoolchildren characteristics associated with an increase in the expected average rate of dental caries were: being female (27.1%), having 12 years of age (23.2%), consuming larger amounts of sugar (13.9%), having mediocre (31.3%) and poor/very poor oral hygiene (62.3%). Conversely, when the family owned a car the expected mean D1+2MFT decreased 13.5%. Conclusions: When dental caries occurrence (about 6 decayed teeth) is estimated taking into consideration not only cavities (lesions in need of restorative dental treatment) but also incipient carious lesions, the character of this disease as a common clinical problem and as a public health problem are further emphasized. Results revealed the need to establish preventive and curative strategies in the sample.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 24 2013



  • Dental caries
  • Dental plaque
  • Diagnosis
  • Oral
  • Oral health
  • Tooth demineralization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Villalobos-Rodelo, J. J., Medina-Solís, C. E., Verdugo-Barraza, L., Islas-Granillo, H., García-Jau, R. A., Escoffié-Ramírez, M., & Maupomé, G. (2013). Lesiones cariosas reversibles e irreversibles en escolares mexicanos de 11 y 12 años de edad: Un análisis de regresión binomial negativa. Biomedica, 33(1), 88-98. https://doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i1.841