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dc.contributor.authorNurelhuda, Nazik Mostafaeng
dc.contributor.authorTrovik, Tordis Agneteeng
dc.contributor.authorAli, Raouf Wahabeng
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Mutaz Faisaleng
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-09T15:59:24Z
dc.date.available2011-03-09T15:59:24Z
dc.date.issued2009-06-15eng
dc.identifier.citationBMC Oral Health 9(15)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1472-6831eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/4561
dc.description.abstractBackground: Few studies have investigated the prevalence of dental caries among school children in the past decades in Sudan rendering it difficult to understand the status and pattern of oral health. Methods: A school-based survey was conducted using stratified random cluster sampling in Khartoum state, Sudan. Data was collected through interviews and clinical examination by a single examiner. DMFT was measured according to WHO criteria. Gingival index (GI) of Loe & Silness and Plaque index (PI) of Silness & Loe were used. Results: The mean DMFT for 12-year-olds was found to be 0.42 with a significant caries index (SiC) of 1.4. Private school attendees had significantly higher DMFT (0.57) when compared to public school attendees (0.4). The untreated caries prevalence was 30.5%. In multivariate analysis caries experience (DMFT > 0) was found to be significantly and directly associated with socioeconomic status. The mean GI for the six index teeth was found to be 1.05 (CI 1.03 – 1.07) and the mean PI was 1.30 (CI 1.22 – 1.38). Conclusion: The prevalence of caries was found to be low. The school children with the higher socioeconomic status formed the high risk group.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherBioMed Centraleng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0eng
dc.titleOral health status of 12-year-old school children in Khartoum state, the Sudan; a school-based surveyeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical dentistry disciplines: 830::Pediatric dentistry and dental caries prophylaxis: 834eng
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 Nurelhuda et al; licensee BioMed Central
dc.rights.holderNurelhuda et al; licensee BioMed Centraleng
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6831-9-15eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6831-9-15


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