Prevalence and Predictors of Periodontal Disease among Pregnant Women in Mali, West Africa

@inproceedings{Hess2017PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and Predictors of Periodontal Disease among Pregnant Women in Mali, West Africa},
  author={Rosanna Formanek Hess and Carol S Gilill and Jeanne Demb{\~A}©l{\~A}©},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Epidemiologic reports on dental or oral health in Mali West Africa are rare. The prevalence of periodontal disease (PD) has not been well established among pregnant women in this sub-Saharan nation. Aim: The purpose of this study was three-fold: to describe oral health self-care behaviors; to measure the prevalence of PD; and to determine predictors of PD among pregnant women in southeastern Mali. Methods and Subjects: In this cross-sectional, correlational study, the Ramfjord… CONTINUE READING

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