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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


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Author Details : Rashmi Gupta, Kusum Gaur, Renu Narayan Mathur, J. S. Broca, Mahesh P. Sharma

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 23-28

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Research Question: Dental Carries in School Children of Jaipur (Raj) India
Objectives: To find out the Dental Carries and its associating factors among students
Methodology: A cross-sectional observational study was carried out on 3200 children of 5-16 years of age of 20 elementary schools of urban and rural area of Jaipur in year 2011. Socio-demographic data were collected from parents of children and thorough dental check-up was arranged by a dentist for these children. Children with Carries were identified. Data in details were collected as per pre-designed proforma. Data collected were analyzed and inferred with chi-square test.
Result: 37.66% of children were diagnosed as having dental carries. Dental carries was significantly (P<0.001) lesser in rural areas (27.94%) than in the urban areas (47.38%). Although variation in proportion of cases as per the age was also found to be highly significant (P< 0.001) but with sex it was not (P=0.132).
Conclusion: More than one third students were having dental Carries. It was found associated with urban areas and age but sex was not associated with dental carries.

Key words: Dental carries, Socio-demographic, chi-square Test, P Value

How to cite : Gupta R, Gaur K, Mathur R N, Broca J S, Sharma M P, DENTAL CARRIES IN SCHOOL CHILDREN OF JAIPUR (RAJ) INDIA. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2015;2(1):23-28

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