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Relationship between socio-demographic and anthropometric variables and number of erupted primary teeth in suburban Nigerian children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The socio-demographic and anthropometric variables could influence the number of teeth present in the child's mouth. To determine the effect of anthropometric and socio-demographic variables on the number of erupted primary teeth, a cross-sectional study was performed involving 1013 children aged between 4 and 36 months who attended the immunization clinics in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Statistical analyses were performed using STATA. The analyses included frequencies, cross-tabulations, chi squared test and t-test. The number of erupted teeth was modelled as the dependent variable in a multiple regression (Binomial) model, and the socio-demographic (age, gender and socio-economic status) and anthropometric variables, such as weight and height at presentation, as predictor variables. Statistical significance was inferred at P < 0.05. The age and height at presentation had significant association with the number of erupted teeth in this study population (P < 0.001). Also children from high socio-economic class in relation to low socio-economic class had significant larger number of erupted teeth in this study population (P < 0.001). The age and height of the child at presentation were significantly related to the number of erupted teeth. Also children from high socio-economic class had significant lager number of erupted teeth compared with children from low socio-economic class.
Elizabeth Obhioneh Oziegbe; Comfort Adekoya-Sofowora; Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan; Temitope Ayodeji Esan; Foluso John Owotade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maternal & child nutrition     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1740-8709     ISO Abbreviation:  Matern Child Nutr     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101201025     Medline TA:  Matern Child Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun-State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Height / physiology*
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dentition, Primary*
Regression Analysis
Social Class*
Socioeconomic Factors
Tooth Eruption / physiology*
Tooth, Deciduous*

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