Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India

Objective: To estimate the dental caries experience and treatment needs of residents of slum area, in Indore.Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted in one of the largest slum areas, Panchsheel nagar of Indore, (M.P.). The sample size was estimated assuming the prevalence of dental caries to b...

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Main Authors: Bhuvnesh Airen, Pralhad Dasar, Sandesh Nagarajappa, Sandeep Kumar, Deepika Jain, Shilpa Warhekar
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2014-01-01
Series:Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
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Online Access:http://www.jiaphd.org/article.asp?issn=2319-5932;year=2014;volume=12;issue=3;spage=163;epage=166;aulast=Airen
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spelling doaj-6d572cc6031445d8bcee2aada3e353552020-11-24T21:53:40ZengWolters Kluwer Medknow PublicationsJournal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry2319-59322350-04842014-01-0112316316610.4103/2319-5932.144786Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central IndiaBhuvnesh AirenPralhad DasarSandesh NagarajappaSandeep KumarDeepika JainShilpa WarhekarObjective: To estimate the dental caries experience and treatment needs of residents of slum area, in Indore.Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted in one of the largest slum areas, Panchsheel nagar of Indore, (M.P.). The sample size was estimated assuming the prevalence of dental caries to be 90% as found in the pilot study. The minimum sample required was 138. The dentition status was recorded according to the WHO guidelines. Examination was performed by the trained and calibrated examiner. The statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 16.5 software. Results: A considerably higher prevalence (76.2%) of dental caries in the residents of slum as compared to the general population of India (50-60%) was found. The mean decayed, missing and filled teeth recorded was 2.54. Statistically significant difference was found in the caries prevalence between different age groups and occupations. Males exhibited significantly higher caries experience as compared to females. Conclusion: The residents of slum have a high prevalence of dental caries. The prevalence of dental caries differed for different occupational groups and gender.http://www.jiaphd.org/article.asp?issn=2319-5932;year=2014;volume=12;issue=3;spage=163;epage=166;aulast=AirenDentition statusslumtreatment need
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author Bhuvnesh Airen
Pralhad Dasar
Sandesh Nagarajappa
Sandeep Kumar
Deepika Jain
Shilpa Warhekar
spellingShingle Bhuvnesh Airen
Pralhad Dasar
Sandesh Nagarajappa
Sandeep Kumar
Deepika Jain
Shilpa Warhekar
Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India
Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
Dentition status
slum
treatment need
author_facet Bhuvnesh Airen
Pralhad Dasar
Sandesh Nagarajappa
Sandeep Kumar
Deepika Jain
Shilpa Warhekar
author_sort Bhuvnesh Airen
title Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India
title_short Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India
title_full Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India
title_fullStr Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India
title_full_unstemmed Dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in Indore city, Central India
title_sort dentition status and treatment need in urban slum dwellers in indore city, central india
publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
series Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
issn 2319-5932
2350-0484
publishDate 2014-01-01
description Objective: To estimate the dental caries experience and treatment needs of residents of slum area, in Indore.Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted in one of the largest slum areas, Panchsheel nagar of Indore, (M.P.). The sample size was estimated assuming the prevalence of dental caries to be 90% as found in the pilot study. The minimum sample required was 138. The dentition status was recorded according to the WHO guidelines. Examination was performed by the trained and calibrated examiner. The statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 16.5 software. Results: A considerably higher prevalence (76.2%) of dental caries in the residents of slum as compared to the general population of India (50-60%) was found. The mean decayed, missing and filled teeth recorded was 2.54. Statistically significant difference was found in the caries prevalence between different age groups and occupations. Males exhibited significantly higher caries experience as compared to females. Conclusion: The residents of slum have a high prevalence of dental caries. The prevalence of dental caries differed for different occupational groups and gender.
topic Dentition status
slum
treatment need
url http://www.jiaphd.org/article.asp?issn=2319-5932;year=2014;volume=12;issue=3;spage=163;epage=166;aulast=Airen
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