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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 830-834
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.830.834
 
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Prevalence and Intensity of Gingivitis among 6-10 Years Old Elementary School Children in Tehran, Iran

Sayed Jalal Pourhashemi, Mehdi Ghandehari Motlagh and Gholam Reza Jahed Khaniki

Abstract:
Gingivitis is one of the most prevalent diseases in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and intensity of gingivitis disease in 6-10 years old children and investigate its related factors. During a cross sectional study, a total of 442 boys and girls from elementary school children were selected from north, south, east, west and central areas of Tehran city in Iran by multistage random sampling. A questionnaire was completed. Children`s gums were examined and they were evaluated by using of Leo and Silness gingival index method. Results showed that 422 (95.8%) of children were affected by gingivitis. The intensity of mild and moderated gingivitis was 277 (62.67%) and 145 (32.81%), respectively. There was no significant differences between the prevalence and intensity of gingivitis with age (p>0.05). Also, prevalence and intensity of gingivitis has a reverse relationship with daily brushing and gingivitis in the south and west of Tehran City is more than other areas.
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How to cite this article:

Sayed Jalal Pourhashemi, Mehdi Ghandehari Motlagh and Gholam Reza Jahed Khaniki , 2007. Prevalence and Intensity of Gingivitis among 6-10 Years Old Elementary School Children in Tehran, Iran. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 830-834.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.830.834

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2007.830.834

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