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Dental Caries, and Supragingival Plaque and Calculus among Students, Tanga, Tanzania.

Carneiro, L. C. and Kabulwa, M. N. (2012) Dental Caries, and Supragingival Plaque and Calculus among Students, Tanga, Tanzania. ISRN dentistry, 2012. p. 245296. ISSN 2090-438X

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Abstract

The prevalence of dental caries and supragingival plaque and calculus in 785 secondary schools students was assessed. More than half (53.6%) of the students were caries-free, and the majority of those with dental caries experience were aged 14-17 (68.1%) and females (53%). Mean DMFT was 1.26, with mean D-component of 1.05, and molars were most affected. Most students had supragingival plaque (74%) and calculus (56.9%) and more so in males than females (P > 0.05). Less than half of the students had experience of dental caries and those with caries were mostly females and of the younger age group. The low DMFT was contributed to the D-component, and molars were the tooth type most affected.The majority of students had supra-gingival plaque and calculus and more so in males than females.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dental Caries, Supragingival Plaque, Calculus, Oral Health, Tanga, Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Community Health
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2013 12:38
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/1485

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