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Oral health status of children living in Gorom-Gorom, Oudalan district, Burkina Faso

Mazza, Clelia and Strohmenger, Laura and Campus, Guglielmo Giuseppe and Cagetti, Maria Grazia and Caruso, Filippo and Petersen, Poul Erik (2010) Oral health status of children living in Gorom-Gorom, Oudalan district, Burkina Faso. International Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 2010 , p. 1-6. eISSN 1687-8736. Article.

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DOI: 10.1155/2010/597251


Aim. In order to set up the needs for intervention and to plan oral health prevention and care programmes, this paper aims to describe the oral health status and behaviour in children living in the municipality of Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso. Design. The sample size was 692 children, 334 females (48.3%) and 358 males (51.7%). Clinical and oral health related behaviours were collected. Results. 83.4% of the children were caries-free. Fluorosis was recorded in 41.3% of the sample, while only 37.9% of children showed healthy gingival condition. Toothbrushing was reported by 35.7% of children. A statistically significant association was found between caries experience and cleanliness of hands. Community Periodontal Index was statistically associated to toothbrushing and chewingstick use. Conclusion. As suggested by WHO's global strategies, integrated primary oral health care and services meeting the dental needs of the local population are necessary for children living in this area of Africa.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7508
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oral health caries, developing countries
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/28 Malattie odontostomatologiche
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Clinica odontoiatrica
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Chirurgia, microchirurgia e specialità medico-chirurgiche
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Copyright Holders:© 2010 Clelia Mazza et al.
Deposited On:08 May 2012 12:36

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