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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 15  |  Page : 96-99

Prosthetic status and needs among 65-74 years individuals of Piparia Village, Vadodara district, Gujarat

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Aim: To assess the prosthetic status and needs among 65-74 years of individuals of Piparia village, Vadodara district, Gujarat. Materials and Methods: The study population consisted of 84 subjects having age ranging from 65-74 years. Out of 84 subjects, 73 elderly individuals (40 males and 33 females) were examined at their homes under standardized conditions and prosthetic status and needs were recorded according to WHO 1997 methodology. Results: The study results reveals that, only 5.48% of study subjects possessed full dentures and no subject possessed partial denture. Over 93% of these subjects needed some form of prosthetic treatment. Some form of prosthetic treatment needed by male subjects was 87.5% and 100% by female subjects was found statistically insignificant (p>0.05). Conclusion: The results illustrated poor prosthetic status and showed extremely high need for the prosthesis for the elderly individuals.

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