Epidemiological correlates of dental caries in an urban slum of West Bengal.

@article{Chakraborty1997EpidemiologicalCO,
  title={Epidemiological correlates of dental caries in an urban slum of West Bengal.},
  author={Manasi Chakraborty and Joyti Bikash Saha and Rudra Nath Bhattacharya and Aakash Roy and Rama Ram},
  journal={Indian journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={56-60, 67}
}
The overall prevalence of dental caries was found to be 57.47 percent in an urban slum irrespective of sex, with a maximum of 75.88 percent in the age group of 5-9 years. Habit of taking hard and sticky food, bad oral hygiene were some of the important epidemiological correlates. Fluoride content of drinking water did not show any significant role. 

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