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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4A), 80-82
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-17
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Prevalence of Gingivitis and Periodontitis amongst School Children: A Cross Sectional Study

R.B. Adhikari1, , A. Karmacharya1, N. Malla1 and M.B Gurung1

1Department of Dentistry, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara

Pub. Date: June 16, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maternal and Child Health)

Cite this paper:
R.B. Adhikari, A. Karmacharya, N. Malla and M.B Gurung. Prevalence of Gingivitis and Periodontitis amongst School Children: A Cross Sectional Study. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4A):80-82. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-17

Abstract

Gingivitis and periodontitis usually a common problem in school children in rural area especially from lower socioeconomic back ground. The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis among the school going children in a rural area of Nepal. This was a cross-sectional study done amongst 542 school going children of age 5 to 16 at Shree Nispakshya secondary school at Kaski district of Nepal. Out of 542 school going children, 117 children were in 5-7 years age group, 132 children were in 8- 10 years age group, 158 children were 11-13 years age group and 135 children were in the age group of 14-16 years, respectively. The gingival index, given by Loe & Silness was used for recording the severity of gingivitis and for periodontal disease, index given by Ramfjord was used for evaluation. The prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis were 57.01% and 14.02%, respectively. The younger age group children had comparatively lesser percentage of gingivitis and periodontitis than older age group children.

Keywords:
Gingivitis Periodontitis School Children

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