María Esther Irigoyen

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OBJECTIVE To report caries experience in the permanent dentition among Mexico City elementary school children and undertakes a comparative analysis of dental caries experience and treatment needs of children of different socio-economic status (SES). RESEARCH DESIGN SES was established according to an official measure of economic well-being, that of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the possible association between dental caries and body mass index (BMI) and to explore the effect of BMI on tooth eruption in a cohort of elementary schoolchildren. MATERIAL AND METHODS A 4-year longitudinal study was completed. A total of 110 children from a public elementary school, located in a middle-income area of Mexico City,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to identify the possible association of osteoporosis, fracture risk and periodontitis, and consider the role of pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis and the periodontal condition. METHODS Patients aged 60 and older from the Mexican National Medical Science and Nutrition Institute Salvador Zubirán participated in(More)
BACKGROUND Professional truck drivers are at high risk of chronic diseases. Further examination of tobacco use and its impact on oral health is warranted - both in terms of the direct association between tobacco use and poor oral health, and in terms of tobacco use being an indicator of poor health behaviors. OBJECTIVE To estimate the possible association(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics and infection control practices of dentists in Mexico City in relation to their willingness to treat AIDS/HIV-positive patients. STUDY DESIGN The population study encompassed Mexico City dentists who were selected according to a geographic criterion. A questionnaire was delivered(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in children living in a community at 2066 m above sea level. The water fluoride concentration of this community was 2.8 ppm. The population selected encompassed 10-12-yr-old schoolchildren who were life-long residents of the area. The modified Dean Index was used to(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare two surveys across seven states for the prevalence of dental caries among Mexican schoolchildren. STUDY DESIGN Analysis of two cross-sectional surveys: Schoolchildren from 6 to 10 years of age were examined in the 1988-1989 survey and 6- to 10-year-old and 12-year-old students were included in the 1998-2001 survey. The baseline data(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the dental caries experience in 12-year-old students in the State of Mexico and to detect changes after 9 years of salt fluoridation (1988-1997). The 1987 WHO dental caries criteria were used in both surveys. The population studied encompassed 2,275 12-year-old students in 1988, and 1,138 in 1997. The proportion of(More)
In the Third World Countries, little attention has been paid to health and nutrition aspects of the elderly population. In Mexico, there are no data that provides anthropometric parameters of this group. The purpose of this study was to obtain anthropometric measurements of 60-year-old-and older Mexican men and women in Mexico City. A cross sectional study(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare dental caries experience in Mexican rural and urban settings. DESIGN Cross-sectional samples of schoolchildren. SETTING A school in Mexico City and a rural school in a remote area of the Oaxaca State in Southern Mexico. SAMPLE AND METHODS A total of 347, 9- to 10-year-old schoolchildren (rural area, 131 children; urban, 216) was(More)