Association between body mass index and dental health in 1,290 children of elementary schools in a German city

@article{Willerhausen2007AssociationBB,
  title={Association between body mass index and dental health in 1,290 children of elementary schools in a German city},
  author={Brita Willerhausen and Maria Blettner and Adrian Kasaj and Katharina Hohenfellner},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={195-200}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between caries frequency and body mass index (BMI) in German elementary school children. A total of 1,290 elementary school children (648 boys, 642 girls) were examined. The dental examination included the determination of caries frequency (DF-T/df-t values). The medical evaluation assessed the pupils’ general health and BMI. The study showed that 3.6% of the children were underweight, 74.8% had a normal weight, 11.9% were… CONTINUE READING

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