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Title: Dental caries and treatment needs among indigenous people of the Potiguara Indian reservation in Brazil
Authors: Sampaio, Fábio Correia
Freitas, Cláudia Helena Soares de Morais
Cabral, Matilde Barbosa de Farias
Machado, Ana Thereza de Azevedo Britto
Affilliation: Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Departamento de Clínica e Odontologia Social. João Pessoa, PA, Brasil
Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Departamento de Clínica e Odontologia Social. João Pessoa, PA, Brasil
Fundação Nacional de Saúde. João Pessoa, PA, Brasil
Secretaria de Saúde do Estado da Paraíba. João Pessoa, PA, Brasil
Abstract: _The aim of this study was to assess the caries prevalence and treatment needs of Brazilian indigenous residents on an Indian reservation. METHODS_ This cross-sectional study comprised 1 461 individuals of ages 18-36 months and 5, 12, 15-19, 35-44, and 65-74 years living in the Potiguara Indian villages of Brazil. Decayed, missing, or filled permanent teeth (DMFT) and deciduous teeth (dmft) were determined by calibrated examiners using the methodology recommended by the World Health Organization. Treatment needs were assessed with the guidelines of the 2003 Brazilian Oral Health Survey. RESULTS_ Means ± standard deviations (SD) for dmft of 18- to 36-month-old and 5-year-old children were 2.5 ± 3.7 and 5.8 ± 4.3, respectively. For the age groups 12, 15-19, 35-44, and 65-74 years, mean ± SD values of DMFT were 3.6 ± 3.1, 7.1 ± 4.9, 16.4 ± 7.5, and 22.8 ± 8.6. The mean ± SD number of deciduous teeth requiring treatment varied from 2.4 ± 3.5 to 5.0 ± 4.0 in the 18- to 36-month and 5-year-old age groups, respectively. Among adolescents and adults, it was observed that on average at least three permanent teeth required dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, endodontic treatment, and extractions. CONCLUSIONS_ High prevalence of caries and many teeth needing treatment were observed in all age groups of the Potiguara Indians_
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Nordeste
Epidemiologia
Paraíba
Saúde Bucal
Potiguara
Estudos Epidemiológicos
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde Bucal
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Cárie Dentária
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
Citation: SAMPAIO, Fábio Correia; et al. Dental caries and treatment needs among indigenous people of the Potiguara Indian reservation in Brazil. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, v. 27, n. 4 , p. 246-251, 2010
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S1020-49892010000400002
ISSN: 1680-5348
Copyright: open access
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