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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-6

Prevalence of thumb sucking in children of Calcutta.


Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Calcutta, India

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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.






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