Prevalencia de fluorosis dental en ocho cohorts de mexicanos nacidos durante la instauración del programa nacional de fluoruración de la sal doméstica

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of dental fluorosis in eight cohorts of Mexicans born in the establishment of the national domestic salt fluoridation

Alejandro José Casanova-Rosado, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Soĺs, Juan Fernando Casanova-Rosado, Ana Alicia Vallejos-Sánchez, Rubén de la Rosa-Santillana, Martha Mendoza-Rodríguez, Juan José Villalobos-Rodelo, Gerardo Maupomé

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Abstract

Objective: to determine the effect of birth cohort on dental fluorosis in Mexican schoolchildren during the implementation of the national program to fluoridate domestic salt. Material and methods: in a cross-sectional study we examined 1,644 schoolchildren 6-13 years old born between 1985-1992 in Campeche, México a community where there is negligible naturally available fluoride in water supplies. Dental fluorosis was assessed with the Dean's index in the permanent dentition. Questionnaires were used to identify diverse socio-demographic and socio-economic variables. In the statistical analysis logistic regression was used. Results: the prevalence of fluorosis was 15.5%. In the multivariate model, we observed fluorosis was associated with larger family sizes (OR: 0.91; 95% CI: 0.84-0.99) and female sex (OR: 0.74; 95% CI: 0.57-0.98). Furthermore, using the cohort of 1985 as a comparison group, no significant dental fluorosis differences were found with those born between 1986-1987; in contrast, in the cohorts born between 1989-1992 the risk of dental fluorosis increased by almost four times (p < 0.05). Conclusion: the prevalence of fluorosis was low compared.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of dental fluorosis in eight cohorts of Mexicans born in the establishment of the national domestic salt fluoridation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalGaceta Medica de Mexico
Volume149
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 25 2013

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    Casanova-Rosado, A. J., Medina-Soĺs, C. E., Casanova-Rosado, J. F., Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A., de la Rosa-Santillana, R., Mendoza-Rodríguez, M., Villalobos-Rodelo, J. J., & Maupomé, G. (2013). Prevalencia de fluorosis dental en ocho cohorts de mexicanos nacidos durante la instauración del programa nacional de fluoruración de la sal doméstica. Gaceta Medica de Mexico, 149(1), 27-35.