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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [need For Orthodontic Treatment Among Brazilian Adolescents: Evaluation Based On Public Health].
Author: Freitas, Carolina Vieira de
Souza, João Gabriel Silva
Mendes, Danilo Cangussu
Pordeus, Isabela Almeida
Jones, Kimberly Marie
Martins, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima
Abstract: To identify the prevalence and the severity of malocclusions and to analyze factors associated with the need for orthodontic treatment of Brazilian adolescents. This exploratory, cross-sectional study was carried out based on secondary data from the national epidemiological survey on oral health in Brazil (2002-2003). Socio-demographic conditions, self-perception, and the existence and degree of malocclusion, using the Dental Aesthetic Index, were evaluated in 16,833 adolescent Brazilians selected by probabilistic sample by conglomerates. The dependent variable - need orthodontic treatment - was estimated from the severity of malocclusion. The magnitude and direction of the association in bivariate and multivariate analyzes from a Robust Poisson regression was estimated RESULTS: The majority of the adolescents needed orthodontic treatment (53.2%). In the multivariate analysis, the prevalence of the need for orthodontic treatment was larger among females, non-whites, those that perceived a need for treatment, and those that perceived their appearance as normal, bad, or very bad. The need for orthodontic treatment was smaller among those that lived in the Northeast and Central West macro-regions compared to those living in Southeast Brazil and it was also smaller among those that perceived their chewing to be normal or their oral health to be bad or very bad. There was a high prevalence of orthodontic treatment need among adolescents in Brazil and this need was associated with demographic and subjective issues. The high prevalence of orthodontic needs in adolescents is a challenge to the goals of Brazil's universal public health system.
Subject: Adolescent
Má Oclusão
Oral Health
Public Health
Saúde Bucal
Saúde Pública
Citation: Revista Paulista De Pediatria : Orgao Oficial Da Sociedade De Pediatria De Sao Paulo. , 2015-Mar.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.rpped.2014.04.006
Date Issue: 2015
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