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The influence of educational level and oral hygiene behaviours on DMFT index and CPITN index in an adult Italian population: an epidemiological study.
Int J Dent Hyg. 2015 May; 13(2):151-7.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To estimate the influence of educational level and oral hygiene behaviours on the prevalence and severity of dental caries and periodontal disease in an adult Italian population attending the Oral Hygiene department of a public Dental Clinic.

METHODS

Dental caries was diagnosed according to the World Health Organization criteria. The DMFT index (decayed, missing, filled tooth) was used to record the dental caries' experience. The periodontal status was assessed using the community periodontal index of treatment needs (CPITN). Questionnaires on educational level and oral hygiene behaviours were also collected.

RESULTS

A total of 350 patients were enrolled. The mean DMFT value reported was 4.37 ± 3.06, and higher values were observed for male patients (P < 0.05). Increased CPITN scores and DMFT values were significantly correlated with lower level of education (P < 0.05). Subjects of high educational status showed significantly better oral hygiene habits (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

The oral health status, in terms of periodontal disease and dental caries, appears correlated with patients' educational level.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgical Pathology, Medicine, Molecular and Critical Area, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25040938

Citation

Vano, M, et al. "The Influence of Educational Level and Oral Hygiene Behaviours On DMFT Index and CPITN Index in an Adult Italian Population: an Epidemiological Study." International Journal of Dental Hygiene, vol. 13, no. 2, 2015, pp. 151-7.
Vano M, Gennai S, Karapetsa D, et al. The influence of educational level and oral hygiene behaviours on DMFT index and CPITN index in an adult Italian population: an epidemiological study. Int J Dent Hyg. 2015;13(2):151-7.
Vano, M., Gennai, S., Karapetsa, D., Miceli, M., Giuca, M. R., Gabriele, M., & Graziani, F. (2015). The influence of educational level and oral hygiene behaviours on DMFT index and CPITN index in an adult Italian population: an epidemiological study. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 13(2), 151-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12098
Vano M, et al. The Influence of Educational Level and Oral Hygiene Behaviours On DMFT Index and CPITN Index in an Adult Italian Population: an Epidemiological Study. Int J Dent Hyg. 2015;13(2):151-7. PubMed PMID: 25040938.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The influence of educational level and oral hygiene behaviours on DMFT index and CPITN index in an adult Italian population: an epidemiological study. AU - Vano,M, AU - Gennai,S, AU - Karapetsa,D, AU - Miceli,M, AU - Giuca,M R, AU - Gabriele,M, AU - Graziani,F, Y1 - 2014/07/16/ PY - 2014/06/12/accepted PY - 2014/7/22/entrez PY - 2014/7/22/pubmed PY - 2016/7/13/medline KW - CPITN KW - DMFT KW - caries KW - periodontitis KW - survey SP - 151 EP - 7 JF - International journal of dental hygiene JO - Int J Dent Hyg VL - 13 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To estimate the influence of educational level and oral hygiene behaviours on the prevalence and severity of dental caries and periodontal disease in an adult Italian population attending the Oral Hygiene department of a public Dental Clinic. METHODS: Dental caries was diagnosed according to the World Health Organization criteria. The DMFT index (decayed, missing, filled tooth) was used to record the dental caries' experience. The periodontal status was assessed using the community periodontal index of treatment needs (CPITN). Questionnaires on educational level and oral hygiene behaviours were also collected. RESULTS: A total of 350 patients were enrolled. The mean DMFT value reported was 4.37 ± 3.06, and higher values were observed for male patients (P < 0.05). Increased CPITN scores and DMFT values were significantly correlated with lower level of education (P < 0.05). Subjects of high educational status showed significantly better oral hygiene habits (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The oral health status, in terms of periodontal disease and dental caries, appears correlated with patients' educational level. SN - 1601-5037 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25040938/The_influence_of_educational_level_and_oral_hygiene_behaviours_on_DMFT_index_and_CPITN_index_in_an_adult_Italian_population:_an_epidemiological_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12098 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -