The decline in prevalence of dental caries in the western world is largely ascribed to the protective role of fluoride in water.
However, in several Third World regions, its presence in excessive amounts has been detrimental to the health of resident communities due to the resulting endemic dental and skeletal fluorosis.
As a prelude to introduction of preventive intervention among the affected communities, there is need to assess knowledge and perception, and affordable and effective possibilities.
The results of such an assesment which was based on response of mothers from two affected communities showed that objectionable dental fluorosis was not viewed as a common health problem in the context of other more common diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fluorose, Dent pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Connaissance, Facteur risque, Perception sociale, Prévention, Homme, Kenya, Afrique, Contamination, Eau potable
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fluorosis, Dental disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Knowledge, Risk factor, Social perception, Prevention, Human, Kenya, Africa, Contamination, Drinking water
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0566332
Code Inist : 002B03M03. Création : 09/06/1995.