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Spec Care Dentist. 2013 Mar-Apr;33(2):85-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2012.00298.x. Epub 2012 Dec 5.

Comparative assessment of dentition status among poliomyelitis children in Udaipur, India.

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  • 1Department of Public Health Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, India. rameshpcd@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

To determine and compare the dental caries experience and treatment needs of children with Poliomyelitis at Udaipur, India. Total sample comprised of 344 children with Poliomyelitis (upper limb disability: 33.4%; lower limb disability: 33.7%; both upper and lower limb disability: 32.8%) in the age group of 12-15 years. Clinical examination included recording Dentition Status and Treatment Needs. Chi-square test, Analysis of variance (ANOVA), multiple logistic and stepwise linear regressions were used for statistical analysis. The mean decayed, missing, filled teeth (DMFT) score (4.47 ± 3.09) was found to be highest among children with Poliomyelitis having both upper and lower limb impairment (p < .05). Stepwise and logistic regression analysis showed that the best predictors for dental caries were disability, socioeconomic status and snacks in between meals. A significant relationship of dental caries with limb involved in impairment draws immediate attention for a planned approach in improving the oral health.

©2012 Special Care Dentistry Association and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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