Oral health practices and dental caries among Libyan pupils, Benghazi (1993-94).

@article{AlSharbati2000OralHP,
  title={Oral health practices and dental caries among Libyan pupils, Benghazi (1993-94).},
  author={Marwan Al-Sharbati and T M Meidan and Omar H Sudani},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 5-6},
  pages={997-1004}
}
We investigated the oral health practices and prevalence of dental caries among Libyan pupils (6-12 years), by studying 389 boys and 373 girls selected randomly from 11 public primary schools in three different residential areas indicating different socioeconomic levels. In all, 321 (42.1%) pupils did not brush their teeth, with significant differences in the different areas. The prevalence of dental caries was 61.9%, with no significant sex difference. At 12 years, the decayed, missing and… CONTINUE READING

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