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Oral health status of 12-year-old school children in Khartoum state, the Sudan; a school-based survey

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dc.contributor.author Nurelhuda, Nazik Mostafa
dc.contributor.author Trovik, Tordis Agnete
dc.contributor.author Ali, Raouf Wahab
dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Mutaz Faisal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-09T15:59:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-09T15:59:24Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-15
dc.identifier.citation BMC Oral Health 9(15) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6831
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/4561
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6831-9-15
dc.description.abstract Background: 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.rights Copyright 2009 Nurelhuda et al; licensee BioMed Central en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en_US
dc.title Oral health status of 12-year-old school children in Khartoum state, the Sudan; a school-based survey en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
dc.type Peer reviewed en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical dentistry disciplines: 830::Pediatric dentistry and dental caries prophylaxis: 834 en_US
dc.rightsHolder Nurelhuda et al; licensee BioMed Central en_US
dc.type.version publishedVersion en_US


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