Medical and dental health status of orphan children in central Saudi Arabia.

  title={Medical and dental health status of orphan children in central Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Asma M. Al-Jobair and Salwa Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan and Areej A Al-Faifi and Reem I Andijani},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={34 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the medical and dental health status of orphan children from 4 to 12-years-old, and compare them with children living with their parents. METHODS This analytical, cross-sectional study took place in 3 government orphanages and 3 ordinary schools in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from July 2011 to January 2012. All orphans aged 4-12 year were selected (N=90). Ninety children living with their parents were selected randomly to serve as the controls. Demographic data, medical, and… CONTINUE READING
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