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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(10), 10838-10850; doi:10.3390/ijerph111010838

Sociobehavioral Factors Associated with Caries Increment: A Longitudinal Study from 24 to 36 Months Old Children in Thailand

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ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakornpathom 73170, Thailand
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Department of Psychology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa
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HIV/AIDS/STIs and TB (HAST) Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Nan Provincial Health Office, Nan City 55000, Thailand
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Intercountry Center for Oral Health, Department of Health, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubon Ratchathani 34190, Thailand
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Received: 12 August 2014 / Revised: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 14 October 2014 / Published: 17 October 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social and Environmental Determinants of Oral Health)
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate sociobehavioral risk factors from the prenatal period until 36 months of age, and the caries increment from 24 to 36 months of the child in Thailand. The data utilized in this study come from the prospective cohort study of Thai children (PCTC) from prenatal to 36 months of the child in Mueang Nan district, Northern Thailand. The total sample size recruited was 783 infants. The sample size with dental caries data was 603 and 597, at 24 months and at 36 months, respectively. The sample size of having two assessment points with a dental examination (at 24 months and at 36 months) was 597. Results indicate that the caries increment was 52.9%, meaning from 365 caries free children at 24 months 193 had developed dental caries at 36 months. The prevalence of dental caries was 34.2% at 24 months (n = 206) and 68.5% at 36 months of age (n = 409). In bivariate analysis, higher education of the mother, lower household income, bottle feeding of the infant, frequent sweet candy consumptions, and using rain or well water as drinking water were associated with dental caries increment, while in multivariate conditional logistic regression analysis lower household income, higher education of the mother, and using rain or well water as drinking water remained associated with dental caries increment. In conclusion, a very significant increase in caries development was observed, and oral health may be influenced by sociobehavioural risk factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: early childhood caries; sociobehavioural risk indicators; longitudinal study; Thailand early childhood caries; sociobehavioural risk indicators; longitudinal study; Thailand
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Peltzer, K.; Mongkolchati, A.; Satchaiyan, G.; Rajchagool, S.; Pimpak, T. Sociobehavioral Factors Associated with Caries Increment: A Longitudinal Study from 24 to 36 Months Old Children in Thailand. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 10838-10850.

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