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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 575-579

Periodontal health and factors affecting it, among Indian school children


1 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Haryana, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad, UP, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
J Avinash
Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Haryana
India
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the periodontal health status and factorsaffecting it among school children of India. Methods: A total of 2670 children aged 12 and 15 years belonging to both sexes from urban andrural were included in the study. A proforma was prepared to record the information and indices with thehelp of WHO oral assessment form (1997). For the purpose of data analysis statistical package SPSS 11was used. The data has been processed by using Chi-square test for statistical significance. Results: Distribution of tooth brush with tooth paste is observed to be maximum practiced withinurban and rural communities with 96.7 and 58.4% respectfully. Highest reported score among both thepopulation is calculus with 73.0% and 78.5% among urban and rural population respectively. Conclusion: Higher calculus scores represent a significant diseased state among the children. Authorssuggest a cost effective mechanism which point out the preventive approach to deal with such diseases.


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