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[Oral health and hygiene status in galician schoolchildren].
An Pediatr (Barc). 2016 Oct; 85(4):204-209.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study is to determine the oral health and hygiene status in 12 year-old Galician schoolchildren.

METHOD

A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 1267 schoolchildren. The fieldwork was carried out in the 2010-2011 academic year. Information regarding socio-demographic status, dietary habits, and oral hygiene practices was obtained through a structured self-report questionnaire given to the children at school. Dental examination to evaluate plaque and caries was carried out according to World Health Organization criteria. The prevalence and mean with 95% confidence intervals were calculated and logistic regression models were ajusted.

RESULTS

Out of a total of 1045 pupils who participated in the study, 35% showed incorrect removal of dental plaque, and the prevalence of caries was 39.3%. Those who belonged to a lower socioeconomic group showed a higher prevalence of caries. Those who brushed their teeth daily had better oral hygiene.

CONCLUSIONS

Educational programmes need to be designed and implemented in order to improve dental health and hygiene.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Xestión Integrada de Pontevedra e Salnés, Consellería de Sanidade. Pontevedra, España.Servicio de Epidemiología, Dirección xeral de innovación e xestión da saúde Salud Pública, Consellería de Sanidade, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, España; Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España; CIBERESP. Electronic address: monica.perez.rios@usc.es.Servicio de Epidemiología, Dirección xeral de innovación e xestión da saúde Salud Pública, Consellería de Sanidade, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, España.Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

26033740

Citation

Blanco, María, et al. "[Oral Health and Hygiene Status in Galician Schoolchildren]." Anales De Pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003), vol. 85, no. 4, 2016, pp. 204-209.
Blanco M, Pérez-Ríos M, Santiago-Pérez MI, et al. [Oral health and hygiene status in galician schoolchildren]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2016;85(4):204-209.
Blanco, M., Pérez-Ríos, M., Santiago-Pérez, M. I., & Smyth, E. (2016). [Oral health and hygiene status in galician schoolchildren]. Anales De Pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003), 85(4), 204-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anpedi.2015.04.010
Blanco M, et al. [Oral Health and Hygiene Status in Galician Schoolchildren]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2016;85(4):204-209. PubMed PMID: 26033740.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Oral health and hygiene status in galician schoolchildren]. AU - Blanco,María, AU - Pérez-Ríos,Mónica, AU - Santiago-Pérez,María Isolina, AU - Smyth,Ernesto, Y1 - 2015/05/29/ PY - 2014/12/04/received PY - 2015/04/08/revised PY - 2015/04/14/accepted PY - 2015/6/3/pubmed PY - 2017/10/20/medline PY - 2015/6/3/entrez KW - Amount of toothpaste KW - Cantidad de dentífrico KW - Caries dental KW - Cepillado dental KW - Dental caries KW - Escolares KW - Oral health KW - Salud oral KW - Schoolchildren KW - Tooth-brushing SP - 204 EP - 209 JF - Anales de pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003) JO - An Pediatr (Barc) VL - 85 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the oral health and hygiene status in 12 year-old Galician schoolchildren. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 1267 schoolchildren. The fieldwork was carried out in the 2010-2011 academic year. Information regarding socio-demographic status, dietary habits, and oral hygiene practices was obtained through a structured self-report questionnaire given to the children at school. Dental examination to evaluate plaque and caries was carried out according to World Health Organization criteria. The prevalence and mean with 95% confidence intervals were calculated and logistic regression models were ajusted. RESULTS: Out of a total of 1045 pupils who participated in the study, 35% showed incorrect removal of dental plaque, and the prevalence of caries was 39.3%. Those who belonged to a lower socioeconomic group showed a higher prevalence of caries. Those who brushed their teeth daily had better oral hygiene. CONCLUSIONS: Educational programmes need to be designed and implemented in order to improve dental health and hygiene. SN - 1695-9531 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26033740/[Oral_health_and_hygiene_status_in_galician_schoolchildren]_ L2 - http://www.elsevier.es/en/linksolver/ft/pii/S1695-4033(15)00201-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -