Caries prevalence in an adult population: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania, Germany (SHIP).

@article{Splieth2003CariesPI,
  title={Caries prevalence in an adult population: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania, Germany (SHIP).},
  author={Christian Heinz Splieth and Christian Schwahn and O. Bernhardt and Thomas Kocher and G Marianne Born and U. John and Elke Hensel},
  journal={Oral health & preventive dentistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          149-55
        }
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the caries prevalence in the adult population of Pomerania, Germany in comparison to national and international data. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample comprised 4,022 randomly selected subjects who were examined from October 1997 to May 2001 within the "Study of Health in Pomerania" (medical and dental, population-based cross-sectional study in Pomerania, Northeast Germany. Response rate: 69%. Age range of subjects: 25-79 yrs). Carious defects… CONTINUE READING

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