ERIC Number: ED071220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Periodontal Disease and Oral Hygiene Among Children. United States.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Statistical data presented on periodontal disease and oral hygiene among noninstitutionalized children, aged 6-11, in the United States are based on a probability sample of approximately 7,400 children involved in a national health survey during 1963-65. The report contains estimates of the Periodontal Index (PI) and the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index (OHI-S) by various demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, family income, education of head of household, geographic region). The PI, which reflects the presence or absence of gingival inflammation and obvious pocket formation, was used in assessing prevalence and severity of periodontal disease. The OHI-S, assessing oral hygiene, reflected presence or absence of oral debris (soft foreign material loosely attached to tooth) and oral calculus (hardened foreign material firmly attached). The report also contains a correlation analysis of the interrelation of the PI, OHI-S, and selected demographic characteristics. (KW)
Descriptors: Demography, Dental Health, Diseases, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Research, Hygiene, Incidence, National Surveys, Special Health Problems, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 11, No. 117, $0.35)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.