Prevalence of Dental Caries among Children Residing in Muslim Dominated Area of Laheriasarai, Darbhanga

Dr Shagufta Syreen, MDS (Paedodontics) Ex Senior Lecturer Sarjug Dental College, Darbhanga
2018 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Caries is one of the most common diseases of oral cavity; it affects all the age group and equally common among different sex. It is however preventable disease if diagnose early. My present study is undertaken to know the prevalence among 9-12 years old children and reason of it. Objective: To assess the prevalence of dental caries among 9-12 years old children residing in Muslim dominated area of laheriasarai, Darbhanga. Material & Method: This was the cross-section and survey type study
more » ... vey type study carried out on total 100 student aged 9-12 years. Simple random sampling methodology was used to select the sample. The subject were examined for dental caries and asked about the hygienic habit and socio-demographic characteristics with the help of predesigned questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS. Results: 100 children participated in the present study. The general prevalence rate of dental caries was found to be 75%. Also the prevalence of dental caries was found higher among children belonging to family having less income as compared to those belonging to high income family. Conclusion: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting the human race. Regular dental checkups and practicing routine oral hygiene will help them to lead a healthier life.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v6i12.131 fatcat:6cejbydowfbzfk5efacya7oqoi