Traduction en anglais : Prevalence of dental caries in the first teeth of German and foreign children, based on school entrance examinations 1995/96 in Düsseldorf.
900 children of 6 years of age were examined and interviewed by dentists of the Board of Health before they started school. 29.77% of these prospective pupils were children of foreign workers, i.e., the amount of foreign pupils within the examined group was approximately twice as high as it actually is in the population of Düsseldorf (15.21%). The caries prevalence dmf-t (ratio of decayed, missing and filled teeth to the total number of teeth) of these foreign pupils shows an evident need for dental treatment, which is higher than among German pupils.
This fact correlates with the low percentage of foreign children with no tooth decay at all.
Dental health programmes do not seem to reach this group of the population.
Improvement might be possible with the help of foreign organisations or groups in Germany who know the respective foreign cultures and habits of personal hygiene and so could enable their transfer into programmes to promote the oral health of foreigners living here.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carie dentaire, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Immigrant, Autochtone, Allemagne, Europe, Stomatologie, Dent pathologie, Etranger
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dental carie, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Child, Human, School age, Immigrant, Autochtonous, Germany, Europe, Stomatology, Dental disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0383542
Code Inist : 002B10C02. Création : 10/04/1997.