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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 148-153

Dentition status and treatment needs of engineering college students in the City of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, B.B.D College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, B.B.D College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, India

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P Anuradha
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, B.B.D College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow
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Aims: The present study was done to examine caries prevalence and treatment needs among 19-25 year-old Engineering students of Lucknow city, Uttar-Pradesh. Methods and Material: The engineering colleges included in the study have been chosen by random sampling method and a sample size of 505 was drawn symmetrically from these colleges. The clinical assessment of dental caries and treatment needs was done by Dentition status and Treatment needs index according to (W.H.O 1997) criteria. Statistical analysis used: The differences in proportions were tested by using Chi-square test. Evaluation of mean DMFT among different age groups was done using ANOVA while comparison of mean DMFT between two genders was done using Student "t"-test. The p-value was considered to be significant. All the analysis was carried out using SPSS -15.0 version. Results: In the present study overall caries prevalence was among 56.5% and 53.4% of male and female students respectively. Higher percentage of decayed teeth were seen in males of all age groups (72.1%) as compared to females (71.6%).Similarly mean DMFT was higher for males as compared to the females. One surface restoration and two-surface restoration was treatment of choice for both the males and females.


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