|Year : 1996 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 33-6
Prevalence of thumb sucking in children of Calcutta.
S Sarkar, KS Chowdhury, MM Mukherjee
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Calcutta, India
The prevalence study of thumb digital sucking carried out on 3-12-year- old 2517 children, 1293 boys & 1224 girls, with different socio-economic status, belonging to villages, suburbs and city areas of Calcutta revealed that non-nutritional sucking habit was predominantly seen in cities, and bottle feeding was found to be the main cause of this habit; in 3-6-year-old children the prevalence of the habit was more in boys than girls but it persisted more in boys with increase in age.
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Calcutta
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