|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 24-8
A study of dental caries in school children from rural Haryana.
AA Singh, B Singh, OP Kharbanda, DK Shukla, K Goswami, S Gupta
NCD Division, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
The prevalence of dental caries among rural school children (688 boys and 331 girls) in the age group of 12-16 years in Haryana was found to be 39.4%. It was 37.9% in boys and 42.6% in girls. The difference between males and females was statistically not significant. A significant increase in prevalence of dental caries with age was observed (i.e. 33.1% in 12-year-old children to 45.8% in 14-year-old children). The mean DMFT per child was found to be 1.03 and DMFT per affected child was 2.6. The mean of D, M and F was found to be 1.0, 0.03 and 0.0 respectively.
A A Singh
NCD Division, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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