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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Consequences of Dental Caries in Children and its Association with Sociodemographic Variables

Dr. Sheela Sreedharan, Dr. Suchithra.M.S, Dr. K. S. Sanuba

Abstract: Aim To assess the correlation between consequences of dental caries in children reporting to a tertiary dental health care centre and the sociodemographic variables. Materials and methods 70 children between 6-11 years of age in the mixed dentition stage who had untreated dental caries on examination participated in the study. The dental caries status was assessed using deft and DMFT indices in primary and permanent dentition. The consequences of untreated dental caries was assessed by pufa/PUFA index. The data on sociodemographic variables were also collected. The data was analyzed using Spearman', s rho, Mann Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis test. The p value was set at

Keywords: sociodemographic variables, pufa index, consequences of dental caries, correlation



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