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Oral Health Status of 12-Year-Old Hani Children in the Yunnan Province of China: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Guanghua School of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510000, China
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School of Stomatology, Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650000, China
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Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5294; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105294
Received: 28 March 2021 / Revised: 12 May 2021 / Accepted: 13 May 2021 / Published: 16 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Health and Care in Children)
Background: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the oral health status of Hani 12-year-old children in Yunnan, a province in Southwest China. Method: This study employed a multistage sampling method to recruit children from local primary schools. Two calibrated dentists examined the status of dental caries, gingival bleeding and dental fluorosis by adopting the diagnosis criteria recommended by the World Health Organization. A self-administrated questionnaire was distributed. The chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression were conducted. Results: This study invited 480 Hani children, and recruited 413 children (52% boys) (response rate: 86%). The dental caries prevalence was 52%, and the caries experience associated with the mean (standard deviation) decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) score was 1.10 (1.46). Gingival bleeding was diagnosed in 252 children (61%), and dental fluorosis was found in two children (0.5%). The results of the regression model indicated the prevalence of dental caries were associated with sugary snacking habits (p = 0.002). The prevalence of gingival bleeding was related to the mother’s education level as well as the child’s monthly pocket money (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Dental caries and gingival bleeding were prevalent among 12-year-old Hani children in the Yunnan province in China. Dental fluorosis was uncommon. View Full-Text
Keywords: dental caries; ethnic group; minority group; child; China dental caries; ethnic group; minority group; child; China
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Chen, J.; Zhou, N.; Xu, B.; Li, Y.; Zhang, S.; Chu, C. Oral Health Status of 12-Year-Old Hani Children in the Yunnan Province of China: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5294. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105294

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Chen J, Zhou N, Xu B, Li Y, Zhang S, Chu C. Oral Health Status of 12-Year-Old Hani Children in the Yunnan Province of China: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5294. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105294

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Chen, Jieyi; Zhou, Ni; Xu, Biao; Li, Yuexiao; Zhang, Shinan; Chu, Chunhung. 2021. "Oral Health Status of 12-Year-Old Hani Children in the Yunnan Province of China: A Cross-Sectional Study" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 10: 5294. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105294

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