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Dental caries in a cohort of very young American Indian children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23017107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This paper reports the prevalence and severity of caries in a group of 16-month-old American Indian children.
METHODS: The study is an ongoing longitudinal study of risk factors for caries in children from a Northern Plains Tribal community. Children were examined for caries and risk factor data collected at approximately 1, 4, 8, 12, and 16 months of age. Surface-specific caries data were collected and the presence of precavitated "white spot" lesions was recorded at the subject level.
RESULTS: The mean age was 15.4 months for the sample of 232 children. Caries prevalence was 31.9 percent, while an additional 29.3 percent had white spot lesions only. Mean dmfs was 1.57, and ranged from 0 to 44 surfaces. Nearly 3 percent of all erupted tooth surfaces were affected and maxillary central incisors had the highest prevalence of caries (22 percent).
CONCLUSIONS: Among the very youngest children, dental caries prevalence was very high among these American Indian children.
John J Warren; Katherine W O Kramer; Kathy Phipps; Delores Starr; Deborah V Dawson; Teresa Marshall; David Drake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health dentistry     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1752-7325     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Dent     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  2013-05-13     Revised Date:  2014-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014207     Medline TA:  J Public Health Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
DMF Index
Dental Caries / ethnology*
Indians, North American* / statistics & numerical data
Longitudinal Studies
Midwestern United States / epidemiology
Patient Acuity
Grant Support

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