Caries experience associated to social and preventive factors in children of a pastoral community from Limeira-SP

Authors

  • Maria Julia Pereira Coelho Ferraz State University of Campinas
  • Dagmar de Paula Queluz State University of Campinas
  • Marcelo Corrêa Alves State University of Campinas
  • Carla Cristina Gonçalves dos Santos
  • Miriam Yumi Matsui UNESP – Univ. Estadual Paulista

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v10i2.8641663

Keywords:

Dental caries, Epidemiology, Dental health surveys, School health services, Dmft index, Health promotion, Oral health

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate caries experience and prevalence associated to social and preventive factors in 3-6-year-old children of a Pastoral Community from Limeira, Brazil. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out through an epidemiologic research about the oral conditions of 110 children registered at the Children’s Pastoral Community from the city of Limeira, SP, Brazil. Intraoral examination was performed by a trained dentist and the parents/caregivers filled out a questionnaire in order to outline the children’s profile with respect to gender, parental education and oral health. Results: Differences related to gender were not detected (p= 0.3404). The most frequent periods of breastfeeding were 0 to 2 months (36.36%) and 2 to 6 months (35.45%), corresponding to 71.81% of the cases. The time bottle feeding pointed to two most frequent categories: 1) more than 12 months (35.45%) and 2) between 2 and 6 months (22.63%). Regarding parental education, the majority of the sample has not completed primary school (38.32%). It was observed a larger number of decayed teeth in male children (63.39%). Caries experience was significantly higher in children who were breastfed for only 2 months of life (41.96%). Children that did not use baby bottle or did not use a baby bottle for more than 1 year presented a smaller dmft, corresponding to 29.17% and 28.33%, respectively. Time of use of bottle and pacifier presented a significant association (p<0.05). Conclusions: The implementation of adequate strategies and actions is needed to reinforce oral health conditions in risk groups.

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Author Biographies

Maria Julia Pereira Coelho Ferraz, State University of Campinas

MS, PhD, Post-doctorate researcher, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas

Dagmar de Paula Queluz, State University of Campinas

MSPH, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas

Marcelo Corrêa Alves, State University of Campinas

MS, PhD student, Department of Morphology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas

Carla Cristina Gonçalves dos Santos

Speech Therapist, Limeira, SP

Miriam Yumi Matsui, UNESP – Univ. Estadual Paulista

MS Student, São José dos Campos School of Dentistry, UNESP – Univ. Estadual Paulista

Published

2015-11-10

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Ferraz MJPC, Queluz D de P, Alves MC, Santos CCG dos, Matsui MY. Caries experience associated to social and preventive factors in children of a pastoral community from Limeira-SP. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 10 [cited 2022 Dec. 8];10(2):152-7. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641663

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