Dental Carries in Larkana and Peshawar Children's: Effect of Body Mass Index using Poisson Regression Model
Received Date: Oct 04, 2017 / Accepted Date: Oct 16, 2017 / Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
Abstract Dental caries or tooth decay is a breakdown of teeth due to bacterial activities, in bacterial breakdown hard tissues is one of the damage of dental caries; it becomes a public health concern, Studies showed that body mass index gives association with many diseases including dental caries. Our objective of this study was to drive the relationship of body mass index and dietary habits on dental caries experience of Pakistani children. The data for this study is the part of a multicenter country wide study being conducted to determine the eruption of permanent teeth and dental caries of Pakistani children. Data from Larkana and Peshawar the cities of two major Provinces of Pakistan were examined. 3358 children of just erupted teeth of aged between 5 to 19 years from these two cities were examined. 64.1% data were received from Peshawar city and 35.9% data were obtained from Larkana city. Results showed 52.2% were female samples and 47.8% were male sample. Outcome of Mann-Whitney U test gives the evidence that there was significant mean difference observed for carries of two cities, poisson regression model evident that the association of body mass index with carries experience. In our study mean permanent caries among Peshawar city children was almost double than Larkana city, even though height, weight and body mass index of Peshawar children higher ,one of the reason of Larkana child protection from caries was more used of milk and rise as compared to Peshawar Children. This study concludes that permanent DMFT risk for Peshawar city children was higher, and primary dmft had negative association with body mass index.
Keywords: Dental caries; Body mass index; Decayed, missing and filled teeth of primary (dmft); Decayed, missing and filled teeth of permanent (DMFT); Regression model
Citation: Ali SA, Khan N, Uddin M (2017) Dental Carries in Larkana and Peshawar Children’s: Effect of Body Mass Index using Poisson Regression Model. J Oral Hyg Health 5: 227. Doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000227
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