Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 165--167

Sugar consumption pattern of 13-year-old school children in Belgaum city, Karnataka


PP Hegde, BR Ashok Kumar, A Ankola 
 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, KLES Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
P P Hegde
392, M.G. Road,Tilakwadi, Belgaum - 590006,Karnataka
India

To determine the sugar consumption pattern of the school children in Belgaum city and to organize for a diet-counseling program. Easy availability of sugar containing food and high consumption of these sweets if continued unabated, the dental caries among children would become a major public health problem. In this instance, Dietary counseling can be just appropriate to inhibit the carious process. 342 school children aged 13 years, from four schools in Belgaum city participated in the study. The pattern of sugar consumption was assessed using a 4-day diet diary. Analysis was done according to the method described by Nizel and Papas (Nutrition in clinical dentistry, 1989, 277) and the variables were: the sweet score, At meal sugar exposure (AMSE), Between meal sugar exposure (BMSE) and Total sugar exposure (TSE). The mean, standard deviation and/or frequency were calculated for all variables. Student«SQ»s t-test was used to statistically analyze the gender difference. The mean + SD of the recorded variables were: sweet score 31 + 12.78/day, AMSE 0.88 + 0.33/day, BMSE 3.95 + 0.87/day, and TSE 4.83 + 0.96/day. No statistical significant gender difference with respect to the variables was observed. «SQ»Tell Show And Do«SQ» Diet counseling session will perhaps have a greater impact as compared to the most common strategy of simply exhorting the children to eat less sugar.


How to cite this article:
Hegde P P, Ashok Kumar B R, Ankola A. Sugar consumption pattern of 13-year-old school children in Belgaum city, Karnataka.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2005;23:165-167


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Hegde P P, Ashok Kumar B R, Ankola A. Sugar consumption pattern of 13-year-old school children in Belgaum city, Karnataka. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Nov 19 ];23:165-167
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