Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


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Author Details: Rashmi Gupta, Kusum Gaur, Renu Narayan Mathur, J. S. Broca, Mahesh P. Sharma

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 23

Article End Page : 28


Research Question: Dental Carries in School Children of Jaipur (Raj) India
Objectives: To find out the Dental Carries and its associating factors among students
Methodology: A cross-sectional observational study was carried out on 3200 children of 5-16 years of age of 20 elementary schools of urban and rural area of Jaipur in year 2011. Socio-demographic data were collected from parents of children and thorough dental check-up was arranged by a dentist for these children. Children with Carries were identified. Data in details were collected as per pre-designed proforma. Data collected were analyzed and inferred with chi-square test.
Result: 37.66% of children were diagnosed as having dental carries. Dental carries was significantly (P<0.001) lesser in rural areas (27.94%) than in the urban areas (47.38%). Although variation in proportion of cases as per the age was also found to be highly significant (P< 0.001) but with sex it was not (P=0.132).
Conclusion: More than one third students were having dental Carries. It was found associated with urban areas and age but sex was not associated with dental carries.

Key words: Dental carries, Socio-demographic, chi-square Test, P Value