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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 20-24

Periodontal status of industrial workers in Davangere City, Kamataka - A Descriptive 20 Sectional Study

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577004, Kamataka, India

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Background: Industrial workers constitute a well defined population and due to their poor life styles, oral diseases are seen more commonly in them. Objective: To assess the periodontal status of industrial workders in Davangere using Community Peridontal Index (CPO. Materials and Methods: The periodontal status of 310 industrial workers aged 19-60yrs was assessed using Community periodontal Index (CPI). A specially designed proforma was used to interview and examine the subjects. The data collected was subjected to statistical analysis using Chi-square test. Results: The overall prevalence of periodontal disease using CPI was 98.7% with most of the sextants (5.3) scored for bleeding on probing. As age increased, periodontal condition worsened (p < 0.05, significant). Conclusion: Periodontal disease was found to affect majority of this population. Thus, efforts should be taken to direct preventive and treatment approaches to meet the demands of this well confined population.

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