Prevalence and correlates of traumatic dental injuries in Taiwan

Huang, B., Croucher, R., Hector, M., and Marcenes, W. (2003) Prevalence and correlates of traumatic dental injuries in Taiwan. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 13 (S1). pp. 64-65.

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries (TDI) in Taiwan, and to analyse the relationships between the occurrence of traumatic dental injuries and school type, age, gender, socio-economic status, family structure, overjet and lip morphology.

Methods: A random sample of 6284 15–18-year-old academic and vocational senior high school students in southern Taiwan was selected. Each completed a questionnaire and was examined with standard clinical procedures.

Results: Participation rate was 99.97%. The prevalence of TDI in Taiwan was 19.94% (95% C.I. 18.96%, 20.95%). Male adolescents (OR = 1.809, 95% C.I. 1.589, 2.058) attending private (OR = 1.158, 95% C.I. 1.004, 1.336) and/or vocational schools (OR = 1.200, 95% C.I. 1.030, 1.398), with an overjet greater than 5 mm (OR = 1.697, 95% C.I. 1.450, 1.985), inadequate lip morphology (OR = 1.350, 95% C.I. 1.189, 1.533), living with at least one nonbirth parent (OR = 1.274, 95% C.I. 1.013, 1.601), and/or having the middle educated chief guardian (OR = 1.210, 95% C.I. 1.039, 1.411), were found to be at greater risk of TDI.

Conclusions: The prevalence of TDI in Taiwan was similar to that found in other countries. Correlates of TDI were gender, lip morphology, overjet, chief guardian's level of education, family structure and school type. Further investigation into the aetiology of TDI is indicated.

Item ID: 34288
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 1365-263X
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Presented at the 19th Congress of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD), New Orleans, LA, USA, 14-18 October 2003

Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 01:15
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110507 Paedodontics @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920113 Oro-Dental Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 50%
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