RELATION BETWEEN FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND DMF-T INDEX OF STUDENTS IN WETLANDS AREA OF KABUPATEN BARITO KUALA Observation on MTs students in Kabupaten Barito Kuala

Rosihan Adhani, Annisa Faradila, Widodo
unpublished
Food consumption pattern is the composition of type, and amount of food material consumed by a person or population in a particular frequency and period of time. Data taken from 2013 th RISKESDAS show that 75,5% Barito Kuala citizens over 10 years old have the tendency to consume sugary foods more than once a day. The high pattern of consuming sugary foods affects the dental plaque formation on tooth surface because strongly-attached plaque has great potential to induce caries. Caries plays an
more » ... s. Caries plays an important part in oral health problems in Barito Kuala. Report shows that Barito Kuala citizens over 12-year-old have high caries history, even reaching 89%. This report is supported by 2007 th RISKESDAS, which states that DMF-T index of Barito Kuala is 6.61 or very high. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the relation between food consumption pattern and DMF-T index of students in wetlands area of Barito Kuala. Methods: This study was quantitative analytical study using cross sectional approach. Data were collected using Food Frequency Questionnaire and DMF-T index sheets. 100 samples were chosen using cluster sampling method. Results: Data were analyzed using Spearman test with 0.001 significance (p<0.05) and strong correlation (r=-0,648). Conclusion: There was a relation between food consumption pattern and DMF-T index of students in wetlands area of Barito Kuala
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