SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.70 número9Fracture behaviour patterns of cusp-replacing fibre strengthened composite restorationsComparison of colour differences in visual versus spectrophotometric shade matching índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google

Compartir


South African Dental Journal

versión On-line ISSN 0375-1562
versión impresa ISSN 0011-8516

Resumen

REDDY, M  y  SINGH, S. Dental Caries status in six-year-old children at Health Promoting Schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. S. Afr. dent. j. [online]. 2015, vol.70, n.9, pp.396-401. ISSN 0375-1562.

The 2003 National Children's Oral Health Survey indicated that 35.2% of six-year-olds in KwaZulu-Natal were caries free and only 40% had received dental treatment. The aim of the present study almost ten years later was to investigate these data in six-year-old children at Health Promoting Schools in KwaZulu-Natal. METHODS: A quantitative, epidemiological explorative study was conducted on a sample of 345 Grade 1 learners attending 23 schools, selected by statistical sampling from the eleven districts of KwaZulu-Natal. The World Health Organisation DMFT Tool (1994) was used to record the data RESULTS: The caries rate of the sample was 73% (ie. 27% caries free) and the mean dmft was 3.65. The average dmft per school ranged from a high of 6.8 to a low of 1.1, both from rural districts. 94% of the learners required treatment, the majority (90%) needing preventive care. The Unmet Treatment Need (UTN) was 97% CONCLUSIONS: The number of caries free six year old children in KwaZulu-Natal has declined further compared with ten years ago. Dental caries is still a major public health problem. An effective and efficient oral health promotion programme will do much to instil simple healthy behaviours at an early age.

Palabras clave : dental caries prevalence; health promoting schools; oral health promotion; oral health services; treatment needs.

        · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons