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Oral Health of 12 to 15 Years old School Children in India:: A Scoping Review
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background

Among all other oral diseases dental caries and periodontal disease are considered to be the major oral health problems which affects most of the children in the world. The distribution of the diseases vary in different parts of the world and within different regions of any country.Despite a remarkable achievements in dental health globally, the problem still exist in many countries, particularly in developing countries like India.

Objective

The main purpose of the review is to evaluate the oral health status and oral health knowledge of Indian school children between 12 to 15 years old.

Method

A scoping review was conducted for the present study. A search for this study has been done in four research databases to identify the findings related to the study topic. The research papers published from the year 2000 to 2016 has been included to understand the current oral health status of school children, 12 to 15 years, in India.

Findings

Findings from the different articles reviewed present that Indian school children have poor oral health status and there is a lack of knowledge about oral health in this population. Also, it is clearly seen that socio economic status, gender difference and type of schools have an impact on the oral health of children.

Conclusions

Prevalence of oral health problems among school children is high which has been confirmed from the review of this study. So, there is a need to develop preventive and promotional oral health strategies in schools in order to minimize the poor oral health status and to create awareness towards oral health hygiene towards children. Schools are protective environment to promote effective oral health programs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Series
Centre for Public Health Report Series, ISSN 1651-341X ; 2016:10
Keyword [en]
Oral Health, Children, 12-15 years, India
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131488DiVA: diva2:1074449
Educational program
Master's Programme in Public Health
Presentation
2016-05-23, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 13:32 (English)
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Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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