The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Page No. 363 - 367

Dental Caries: Social Problem in School Children Aged 5-14 Years from Formal Educational Institutions in Huila, Colombia

Authors : Claudia Lorena Garcia Rojas, Martha Johanna Arias Mendoza and Ruthber Rodriguez Serrezuela

Abstract: Report on the prevalence of dental caries and the social factors related to the presence of the disease in school children in Huila, Colombia. Probability cluster sampling of 1,085 children between the ages of 5 and 14 in official educational institutions in Huila, Colombia. The diagnosis of dental cavities was made using the ICDAS (International Caries Detection and Assessment System) criteria. The prevalence of dental caries was 69%. Age (OR 0.51, 95% CI: 0.30-0.86) (p<0.05) and last visit to the dentist (OR 1.79, 95% CI: 1.08-2.99) (p<0.05) have a significant statistical relationship with dental caries.

How to cite this article:

Claudia Lorena Garcia Rojas, Martha Johanna Arias Mendoza and Ruthber Rodriguez Serrezuela, 2018. Dental Caries: Social Problem in School Children Aged 5-14 Years from Formal Educational Institutions in Huila, Colombia. The Social Sciences, 13: 363-367.

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