Mothers’ Caries Increases Odds of Children’s Caries

@article{Weintraub2010MothersCI,
  title={Mothers’ Caries Increases Odds of Children’s Caries},
  author={J. Weintraub and P. Prakash and S. Shain and M. Laccabue and S. Gansky},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={89},
  pages={954 - 958}
}
There are many determinants of children’s dental caries. We hypothesized that a mother’s untreated caries was associated with increased likelihood of her children’s untreated caries, after controlling for other factors. This population-based study was conducted in a rural, primarily Hispanic, California community. Interview and dental examination data for mother-child (children < 18 yrs old) dyads were analyzed. In a Generalized Estimation Equation (GEE) logit model for mothers (n = 179) and… Expand
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