Avances en Odontoestomatología
versión impresa ISSN 0213-1285
TAPIAS LEDESMA, M.A. et al. Prevalence of caries in an school population of twelve year-old. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.4, pp.185-191. ISSN 0213-1285.
The objective of study is to know the prevalence of dental caries in schoolchildren 12 year-old and associated factors. Population and Methods: A cross sectional observational study has been carried out in 542 twelve year old schoolchildren in Móstoles. We conducted a dental exploration using the World Health Organization criteria. We then measure the caries prevalence permanent and deciduas and the dmt, dmts, DMFT, DMFS index and its confidence limits at 95%. We used programs SPPS V.13 to carry out all the statistic calculations of the study. Results: The caries prevalence in permanent teeth is 28,8% (IC95%: 26,94-31,06). The DMTF index is 0,61 (IC 95%: 0,48-0,73) and the dmt index is 0,33 (IC 95%: 0,24-0,42). SiC index is 1,82 (IC 95%: 1,55-2,09). In conclusion, the caries prevalence in the 12 year old population from Mostoles to decreed. 71% the schoolchildren are caries free.
Palabras clave : Prevalence; dental caries; SiC.