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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of the prevalence of dental caries en school-children in an urban area of Southeastern Brazil
Author: Moreira, BHW
Pereira, AC
Oliveira, SP
Abstract: An epidemiologic survey of dental caries was undertaken in the town of Paulinia, S. Paulo state, south-eastern Brazil, in 1994, for the purpose of comparing the present prevalence with that registered during the previous study of 1980. The children examined numbered 1,416, were of both sexes and aged 7-14. Ten dentists, preciously trained, used DMET and DMES dental caries indexes. A level of prevalence of dental caries 67.8% below that of 1980 was found. Futher, there had been an inversion of DMF.T index components. Whereas in 1980 the component caries was higher (69.5%), while the filing component prevailed (79.0%) in 1994. The missing toth component has disappeared altogether in this recent survey.
Subject: dental caries, epidemiology
teaching care integration
program evaluation
Country: Brasil
Editor: Revista De Saude Publica
Citation: Revista De Saude Publica. Revista De Saude Publica, v. 30, n. 3, n. 280, n. 284, 1996.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89101996000300012
Date Issue: 1996
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