The digit sucking habit and related factors: observations from a child dental health clinic in Nigeria.

@article{Dacosta2003TheDS,
  title={The digit sucking habit and related factors: observations from a child dental health clinic in Nigeria.},
  author={O O Dacosta and Omolola O Orenuga},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={167-71}
}
An increased prevalence of the digit sucking habit among Nigerian children has been reported. Certain factors are believed to influence its occurrence. This study was carried out to assess these factors and determine possible correlation with the onset and persistence of the habit. The sample population consisted of 81 children--52 females and 29 males aged… CONTINUE READING