Relationship between anthropometric measures and dental caries among adolescent National Cadets Corps of Udupi district, south India

Pentapati Kalyana Chakravarthy, Gowtham Suresh, Deepika Chenna, Vijay Chenna

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Objective: To evaluate the relationship between anthropometric measures and dental caries among National Cadets Corps of Udupi district, India. Materials and Methods: Demographic information like age, sex, and parental education were collected. Various anthropometric measures like weight, height, mid-upper arm circumference, waist circumference and hip circumference, and dental caries were recorded as per standard guidelines. Results: A total of 211 cadets with age range of 12-19 years constituted the final sample. Caries experience was significantly different with respect to age and gender ( P = 0.049 and 0.05, respectively). Multivariate analysis was performed using Poisson regression with DMFT as dependent variable. Height, weight, BMI, and WC showed significant association with dental caries status (OR = 10.61, 1.03, 1.09, and 1.02, respectively). Stratified analysis showed no association with anthropometric measures (Height, weight, BMI, and WC) and dental caries in 12-14 years. Among 15-19 years age group, there was a significant association between anthropometric measures (Height, weight, and BMI) and dental caries. Conclusion: There was a significant association between anthropometric measures and caries status in 15-19 years age group while no association was found in 12-14 years age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013

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Units of measurement
Dental Caries
India
Education
Weights and Measures
Age Groups
Sex Education
Waist Circumference
Hip
Arm
Multivariate Analysis
Parents
Demography
Guidelines

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Relationship between anthropometric measures and dental caries among adolescent National Cadets Corps of Udupi district, south India. / Chakravarthy, Pentapati Kalyana; Suresh, Gowtham; Chenna, Deepika; Chenna, Vijay.

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