Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-297X
CABRERA ESCOBAR, Deyanira; HERRERA NORDET, Mirtha; GISPERT ABREU, Estela de los Ángeles e DUQUE FUERTE, Mercedes. Risk of dental caries in children seen at home in 2006-2007. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2009, vol.46, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
Dental caries is a disease appearing during childhood with the teeth bud. Across-sectional analytical study was made in a cohort of 200 children aged 2 -4 (children seen at home) from Plaza de Revolución municipality, to assess the relation between risk level and dental caries prevalence, which were selected by a multistage stratified sampling with a proportional probability to size. Information was retrieved through surveys. We used the Chi2 statistical test and the Anova Bonferroni. Results showed that those classified as high risk in the following features: specific risk, educational level, individual and community profile, by organization and performance of health service, and total risk, had the greater prevalence of dental caries ,the 47,8% with a rate of 0,48; the 25,0% with a rate of 0,25; the 39,1% with of 0,39; the 100% with a rate of 1,0, and the 36,9% with a rate of 0,37, respectively. We conclude that there as a relation between the risk level and the dental caries prevalence in children seen at home.
Palavras-chave : Dental caries; early childhood caries; specific risk factors; educational level; individual and community profile; total risk.