Number of erupted teeth at the age of 12 and 24 months

a maternal report validation study

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https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v21i00.8667095

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Pediatric dentistry, Epidemiology, Tooth eruption, Tooth, deciduous

Abstract

Aim: To verify the validity of maternal reports on the number of deciduous teeth erupted in their children. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed with children enrolled in a Birth Cohort at the age of 12 months in the first stage and 24 months in the second stage. At both stages, children were clinically examined, and mothers reported the number of teeth of their children. Comparison between groups was performed using the Mann-Whitney non-paired Wilcoxon test. Level of agreement between two methods were estimated by the Observed Agreement, Weighted Kappa and Intraclass Correlation coefficients. Results: A total of 125 children were examined in the first stage, with mean number of reported teeth of 6.2. In the second stage, 149 children were examined, with mean number of reported teeth of 15.9. High level of agreement, kappa values and intraclass correlation coefficients were observed for both arches in both periods (p<0.001). Conclusions: Maternal report on the number of teeth erupted in children was reliable and valid. Thus, it seems to be a useful instrument for collecting data in population-based epidemiological studies targeting young children.

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Ethieli Rodrigues da Silveira, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Mariana Gonzalez Cademartori, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Francine dos Santos Costa, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Andréia Hartwig, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Fernando Celso Barros, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil.

Marina Sousa Azevedo, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Flávio Fernando Demarco, Federal University of Pelotas

Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

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2022-08-22

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Silveira ER da, Cademartori MG, Costa F dos S, Hartwig A, Barros FC, Bertoldi AD, Azevedo MS, Demarco FF. Number of erupted teeth at the age of 12 and 24 months: a maternal report validation study. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 22 [cited 2023 Feb. 9];21(00):e227095. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8667095

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