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Determinants of ECC in Sardinian preschool children

Campus, Guglielmo Giuseppe and Solinas, Maria Giuliana and Sanna, A. and Maida, Carmelo and Castiglia, Paolo Giuseppino (2007) Determinants of ECC in Sardinian preschool children. Community Dental Health, Vol. 24 (4), p. 253-256. ISSN 0265-539X. Article.

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the influence of determinants on the presence of caries in pre-school children.
BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN: A matched case-control study (1:2) was designed: 55 children (32 males, 23 females) with at least one buccal or lingual caries lesion on one primary maxillary incisor were selected (caries affected=1) and compared to randomly selected controls (no caries=0) paired for age and gender. Several variables concerning oral hygiene habits, use of fluoride supplementation, dietary habits, socio-economic status of the family and lifestyle factors were considered as risk predictors for early childhood caries (ECC). A conditional logistic regression model was used to perform matched case-control analysis.
RESULTS: Bottle feeding at night (OR=1.90; 95%CI=1.03-3.50) and socio-economic level (OR=1.69; 95%CI=1.01-2.81) were positively associated with case status.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that ECC seemed to be associated with bottle feeding at night and a low socio-economic level.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7067
Uncontrolled Keywords:Early childhood caries (ECC), pre-school children, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/42 Igiene generale e applicata
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/28 Malattie odontostomatologiche
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/01 Statistica medica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Clinica odontoiatrica
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Igiene e medicina preventiva
Publisher:FDI World Dental Press
Deposited On:08 Feb 2012 12:07

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