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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 171-176

Periodontal status of 12 and 15 years old urban and rural school children of Lucknow - A cross sectional study


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

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Minti Kumari
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow
India
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Aim: To assess and compare the periodontal health status of 12 and 15 years old urban and rural school children of Lucknow. Materials and Method: A cross-sectional study was designed on 1198 school going children aged 12 and 15 year. The study consisted of 2 parts; the first part was a questionnaire which consisted of demographic informations, educational status, oral hygiene practices, habits related to oral cavity, adverse habits and dietary pattern. The second part consists of clinical assessment using Gingival index, Oral Hygiene Index -Simplified, Community Periodontal Index. Result: Statistically significant difference was noted in urban and rural on the basis of OHI-S, Gingival index and CPI scores. Genderwise there was no significant difference. Conclusion: School children attending urban Schools had significantly better periodontal health than rural children.


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