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Distribution Of Dental Caries Among Primary School ChildrenIn Al-Mukalla Area - Yemen
توزيع حالات تسوس الاسنان ضمن طلاب المدارس الابتدائية في منطقة المكلا- اليمن

Authors: Abbas A. Al-Dujaily --- Hameed S. Hassar --- Ahmed M. Al-Haddad
Journal: Tikret Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences مجلة تكريت للعلوم الصيدلانية ISSN: 18172716 Year: 2006 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 58-63
Publisher: Tikrit University جامعة تكريت


This cross-sectional study is canied out to identify the distribution of dental caries among
400 primary school children of 12 years age in Al-Mukalla area in Yemen.It was found
that 198 (495%) out of 400 school children have dental caries; of those affected children
5L5% were males, and 48.5% were females. Dental caries was found to occur more in
permanent teeth (76.6%) and distributed mostly in the lower jaw (54%). It is more
distributed in urban areas where the affected seen to represent 53o/o, whereas in the rural
areas it was 38%. In comparison, the distribution of dental caries (among the affected) in
private schools (57o/o) is more than that in governmental schools (47%), and the children
living in areas receive their water supply from Al-Ghail, Source 1, are affected (53.6%)
more than those living in areas supplied from Al-Taweela, Source 2, (42.7%). Finally
dental caries causes missing of the teeth in 8% of children


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