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SJKU 2000, 5(1): 30-36 Back to browse issues page
DMFT (decayed, missing and filled teeth) Index and Related Factors in 12- year- old School Children in Sanandaj
Dr Nayer Meamar 1, Dr Ahmad Ghazizadeh1, Shahryar Mahmoodi2
1- Assistant Professor
2- Teacher Assistant
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: DMFT index (decayed, missing and filled teeth) and percent of caries-free children are two important criteriae in evaluation of children health in community. The purpose of this study was to determine DMFT index and related factors in 12- year- old school children in Sanandaj city. METERIALS & METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional research.The subjects were 430 students who have 12- year- old age (224 boys and 215 girls). They were selected by stratified random sampling method. The data collection methods were interview and examination of teeth. RESULTS: The results showed that mean DMFT was 2.6. in all students.DMFT in girls was 2.52 and in boys was 2.67 which were not significantly different (P=0.392). Fifteen percent of students had no caries in their permanent teeth. Sixty two percent of students didn`t brush their teeth at least once a day. There was significant relationship between sex and tooth brushing so that the girls brushed more than boys. There was also significant relationship between monthly income and degree of offsprings with dental caries (P=0.026, P=0.04 respectively).There was no significant association between sex, number of family members, parent`s level of education and parent`s employment with dental caries. CONCLUSIONS: The result of this study shows that screening programs can provide important information about direct health education and control of other health problems in school health programs.
Keywords: DMFT index in 12- year- old school children
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/03/8
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Volume 5, Number 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2000) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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