International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Dental Science | Albania | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017


Risk Factors of Early Childhood Caries

Eglantina Bejko, Elsa Kone, Xheladin Ceka


Abstract: Early childhood caries (ECC) is a major health concern that continues to negatively affect the oral health of infants and children today. The aim of this study was to explore the association of ECC with maternal factors. This cross-sectional study was conducted for a period of six months, among the preschool children in Tirana district. Prior permission was obtained from the parents. In our study the prevalence of caries was higher among children whose mothers have a low education level (OR=5.3 95 %CI 1.95-14.55 p<0.01), a low socioeconomic status (OR=4.2 95 %CI1.73-10.3 p<0.01), primipara (OR=4.0 95 %CI 2.25-7.19 p<0.01) illnesses (OR=5.3 95 %CI 2.56-11.18 p<0.01), undernourished (OR=8.5 95 %CI 1.38-11.54) and lack of vitamin D (OR=2.5 95 %CI 1.32-3.41). the prevalence of caries was higher among children whose mothers had a cesarean birth (OR=2.1 95 %CI1.18-3.64 p=0.01), and among children that were breastfed for a period less than 3 months (OR=4.4 95 %CI 1.86-10.57 p<0.01).


Keywords: caries, prevalence, risk factors, socioeconomic status


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,


Pages: 416 - 419


How to Cite this Article?

Eglantina Bejko, Elsa Kone, Xheladin Ceka, "Risk Factors of Early Childhood Caries", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20172088, Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017, 416 - 419

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