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dc.contributor.authorde Amorim Marques, Regina Auxiliadora
dc.contributor.authorFerreira Antunes, José Leopoldo
dc.contributor.authorda Luz Rosário Sousa, Maria
dc.contributor.authorPeres, Marco Aurélio
dc.contributor.authorFrazao, Paulo
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-04T23:38:03Z
dc.date.available2018-10-04T23:38:03Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1518-8787
dc.identifier.doi10.1590/S0034-8910.2013047004365
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380690
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of root caries in Brazilian adults and elderly. METHODS: We assessed data from the Brazilian Oral Health Survey (SBBrasil 2010). Dental examinations were performed on 9,564 adults and 7,509 elderly individuals in households in the 26 state capitals, the Federal District and 150 provincial towns. Diagnostic criteria and data assessment tools were those standardized by the World Health Organization. The outcome was measured by using root caries index and the index of decayed and fi lled dental roots. RESULTS: The prevalence of root caries was 16.7% in adults and 13.6% in the elderly. The index of decayed and fi lled dental roots was 0.42 and 0.32 for adults and the elderly respectively, with most of the index represented by untreated caries. The prevalence of root caries differed signifi cantly among states capitals and provincial towns, with higher values being reported in the state capitals in the North and Northeastern Brazilian regions. In adults, the root caries index ranged from 1.4% in Aracaju to 15.1% in Salvador (both in the Northeast). Among the elderly, this index ranged from 3.5% in Porto Velho to 29.9% in Palmas (both North). Root caries was more prevalent in men than in women in both age groups. CONCLUSIONS: There is a wide variation in root caries indices in adults and in the elderly, and between and within Brazilian regions. Most root caries is untreated. We recommend the incorporation of this disease into the oral health surveillance system.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversidade de Sao Paulo * Faculdade de Saude Publica
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRevista de Saude Publica
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47 (Supl 3)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleRoot caries prevalence and severity in Brazilian adults and older people
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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