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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2003;30(4): 678-683.
PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF SEVERE EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN IKSAN CITY )
이광희
원광대학교 치과대학 치의학과.원광치의학연구소
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ABSTRACT
Preschool children in Iksan city, 3-5 years old, were examined for their prevalence of severe early childhood caries. The case definition was 1 or more cavitated, filled, or missing (due to caries) smooth surfaces in primary maxillary anterior teeth. Feeding behavior and oral hygiene behavior were investigated by a questionnaire. The prevalence was 20.8% for 36-47 months, 23.6% for 48-59 months, and 30.8% for 60-71 months. Going to sleep with bottle beyond 1 year (P<0.05), immediate removal of bottle after child fell on sleep (P<0.01), beginning time of toothbrushing (P<0.01) had significant relationship with the prevalence of severe early childhood caries. Toothbrushing frequency of primary care provider and use of oral cleaning aids by primary care provider had a tendency to be related with the prevalence(P<0.10).
Keywords: Early childhood caries | Definition | Preschool children | Behavior factor
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