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Nursing Caries Prevalence Among Preschool Children of Piparia Village, Vadodara, Gujarat

Ekta A Malvania, CG Ajith Krishnan

Citation Information : Malvania EA, Ajith Krishnan C. Nursing Caries Prevalence Among Preschool Children of Piparia Village, Vadodara, Gujarat. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2011; 5 (1):37-41.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-5-1-37

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Published Online: 01-05-2014

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To find out the nursing caries prevalence among the preschool children in Piparia Village, Vadodara, Gujarat.

Material and Methods

All the 80 pre school children attending anganwadi were examined with a pretested semistructured self designed closed ended questionnaire and by using dmft index.

Statistical analysis used

Chi square test & multiple logistic regression at 5% level of significance.


Prevalence of nursing caries was 26.25% with mean caries experience of 1.54. Untreated decayed teeth dominated the dmft score. Statistically significant association was found between weaning at a later age, frequency of consuming snacks and development of nursing caries lesion.


Nursing caries is linked with various factors like educational qualification of mother, weaning age, oral hygiene measures, snacking frequency etc.

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