SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.20 issue5Infection of the postcesarean section surgical siteAnatomical and functional results of the conventional surgery in patients with primary retinal detachment author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO



On-line version ISSN 1029-3019


RAMON JIMENEZ, Ruth et al. Risk factors of dental decay in school children aged 5 to 11. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.5, pp.604-610. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational analytic case-control study that included 300 children aged 5 to 11, assisted in the Stomatological Clinic belonging to "Julián Grimau" Teaching Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from January to September, 2015, to determine the main risk factors associated to dental decay, for which 2 groups were constituted: case and control groups. The first one integrated by 100 scholars with dental decay detected in the oral exam and the second formed by 200 children in whom clinical signs of the disease were not evidenced. As main risk factors, poor oral hygiene and dental crowding prevailed. With these results it was shown that the ineffectiveness of health promotion actions, affects the state of oral health in these ages

Keywords : child; school child; dental decay; oral health; health promotion.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License