Untreated severe dental decay: a neglected determinant of low Body Mass Index in 12-year-old Filipino children

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Dental decay is the most common childhood disease worldwide and most of the decay remains untreated. In the Philippines caries levels are among the highest in the South East Asian region. Elementary school children suffer from high p...

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Main Authors: Mulder Jan, Hobdell Martin, Heinrich-Weltzien Roswitha, Monse Bella, Benzian Habib, van Palenstein Helderman Wim
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2011-07-01
Series:BMC Public Health
Online Access:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/558