Inequalities in the distribution of dental caries among 12-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren.

@article{Piovesan2011InequalitiesIT,
  title={Inequalities in the distribution of dental caries among 12-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren.},
  author={Chaiana Piovesan and Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Jos{\'e} Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes and Thiago Machado Ardenghi},
  journal={Brazilian oral research},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={69-75}
}
We assessed the inequality in the distribution of dental caries and the association between indicators of socioeconomic status and caries experience in a representative sample of schoolchildren. This study followed a cross-sectional design, with a sample of 792 schoolchildren aged 12 years, representative of this age group in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Guardians answered questions on socioeconomic status and a dental examination provided information on the dental caries experience (DMF-T… CONTINUE READING