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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [dental Caries In 15-to-19-year-old Adolescents In São Paulo State, Brazil, 2002].
Author: Gushi, Lívia Litsue
Soares, Maria da Candelária
Forni, Tania Izabel Bighetti
Vieira, Vladen
Wada, Ronaldo Seichi
de Sousa, Maria da Luz Rosário
Abstract: Dental caries was evaluated by surveying 15-to-19-year-olds in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2002, concerning disease prevalence and severity according to age, gender, ethnicity, and public water supply fluoridation. This cross-sectional study was based on data collected through an oral dental health epidemiological survey. Adolescents (n = 1,825) were examined at their homes by 132 dentists from 35 cities in the State of São Paulo. Chi-square, Kruskal-Wallis, and Mann-Whitney tests were used (alpha = 5%). The SiC Index was used to determine the groups having higher caries experience. DMF-T was 6.44 (sd = 4.60) and SiC Index was 11.68. Caries-free frequency was 9.6%. No statistically significant difference was observed for DMF-T in relation to public water supply fluoridation; however, there was a high percentage of caries-free individuals in cities with fluoridation. Caries conditions were worse in males. A higher prevalence of decayed and missing teeth was observed in the non-white groups. Therefore, emphasis is recommended on strategies to mitigate harm by caries progression, especially in higher-risk groups.
Subject: Adolescent
Age Distribution
Cross-sectional Studies
Dmf Index
Dental Caries
Ethnic Groups
Sex Distribution
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0102-311X2005000500010
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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