Prevalence of dental caries among 5-13-year-old children of Mangalore city

P. Sudha, S. Bhasin, R. Anegundi

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Abstract

A study of prevalence of dental caries was undertaken in 5-13-year-old children from Mangalore city. A total of 524 children were examined. The sample consisted of 193, 160, and 171 children in the 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13 years of age group, respectively. Dental caries was examined visually and observations were recorded. Silness and Löe plaque index, Löe and Silness gingival index were used to record the periodontal status. The prevalence of dental caries was highest in 5-7-year-age group compared to 8-10 years and 11-13 years age groups. The increasing prevalence of dental caries needs dental health programmes, which target the specific segments of the population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dentistry(all)

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