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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION OF IRAN (MAJALLAH-I-DANDANPIZISHKI)   2004 , Volume 16 , Number 50 (Special Issue of Pediatric Dentistry); Page(s) 70 To 80.
 
Paper: 

A SURVEY ON DMFT RATE AND ITS EFFECTIVE FACTORS AMONG 12-YEAROLD SCHOOL CHILDREN IN ARDEKAN (2001)

 
 
Author(s):  DAVARI A., ZARESHAHI M., MOHAMMADI Y.
 
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Abstract: 

Background and aim: World Health Organization (WHO) and international federation of dentistry have considered the rate of DMFr at the age of 12 for permanent teeth in the year of 2000 and 2010 maximum as 3 and 1, respectively. The aim of this study was to assess DMFr status and factors affecting on it among 12-year-old children in Ardekan.

Methods & Materials: In this observational, descriptive, functional study which was conducted cross-sectionaly, 607 samples (304 urban and 303 rural) were chosen randomly from guidance schools of Ardekan and its suburbs. In this investigation, the effects of different factors on DMFr such as accommodation status number of children, tooth-brushing status were studied and the maximum effect was attributed to tooth-brushing with a considerable decrease on DMFr. Data were subjected to Hest and Chi-Squre and compared by Variance analysis.

Results: The rate and total standard deviation of DMFr in Ardekan was 1.453±1.5, that 1.647±1.533 in the city and 1.479±1.372in villages. Mean caries free people was 41%, in the city 40% and in village 42%. Mean decayed teeth (D) in the city and villages were 1.07 and 1.207, respectively. Mean extracted teeth in the city was 110% and that of villages was 46%. Mean filled teeth in the city and villages were 831% and 46%, respectively.

Conclusion: Average DMFr based on sex was 1.092 for females and 1.987 for males in the city and 1.453 for females and 1.293 for males in villages.

 
Keyword(s): DMFR, VARIANCE ANALYSIS
 
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