Rosalie A Warpeha

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The purpose of this study was to compare the urinary fluoride levels in subtropical Jamaica just before the beginning of salt fluoridation (250 mg/kg salt) in 1987 and again 20 months later. Four age groups were studied in three locations with low to intermediate fluoride concentrations in the drinking water. The averages of supervised, timed morning(More)
RATIONALE In 1984, the DMFT12 in Jamaican children was 6.7 (very severe). In 1987, national salt fluoridation was implemented (250 mg F-/kg salt). In 1995, a national survey showed a substantial decrease of caries severity (DMFT12 of 1.8). OBJECTIVES To see whether the favorable exposure of fluoride was continued. METHODS Assessment of urinary fluoride(More)
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