The Periodontal treatment needs of 908 subjects aged 18-64 years in Malaga, Spain were assessed using the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN).
The percentage of subjects scored periodontally healthy decreased with age, 18-64 yrs., from 22% to 3%. Conversely periodontal pocketing increased with age from 2% to 55%. Calculus was a very prevalent score at all ages, about 60% overall.
No significant differences in periodontal treatment needs were identified among the three defined socio-economic groups, but the health professional group had fewer periodontal pockets than the other two groups.
Treatment needs increased significantly with age in all groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Parodontopathie, Epidémiologie, Besoin, Service santé, Prévalence, Méthodologie, Homme, Age, Stomatologie, Espagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Periodontal disease, Epidemiology, Need, Health service, Prevalence, Methodology, Human, Age, Stomatology, Spain, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0450756
Code Inist : 002B10C02. Création : 199406.