Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

: 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 257-

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K Reddy Reddy 
 Department of Public Health Dentistry, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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 Comment 1

Even though there are many growth standards to assess the BMI, CDC growth standards were preferred as it was presumed that they were internationally accepted tools to evaluate the growth standards to evaluate the growth of the study population.[1]

 Comment 2

We have derived the conclusions as per our research. I am sure that the conclusions would vary from research to research depending upon the type of anthropometric measurement, study setting, procedure of measurement chosen, study variables chosen by the respective researchers.[2],[3]


1Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Guo SS. 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development. Vol. 11. USA: National Center for Health Statistics; 2002. p. 41-2.
2Thippeswamy HM, Kumar N, Acharya S, Pentapati KC. Relationship between body mass index and dental caries among adolescent children in South India. West Indian Med J 2011;60:581-6.
3Silva AE, Menezes AM, Demarco FF, Vargas-Ferreira F, Peres MA. Obesity and dental caries: Systematic review. Rev Saude Publica 2013;47:799-812.