The relationship between oral hygiene status and obesity among preschool children in Hong Kong.

@article{Peng2014TheRB,
  title={The relationship between oral hygiene status and obesity among preschool children in Hong Kong.},
  author={Si-min Peng and Colman P. J. McGrath and Hai Ming Wong and Nigel M. King},
  journal={International journal of dental hygiene},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={62-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore the association between oral hygiene status and obesity among preschool children in Hong Kong. METHODS Three hundred and twenty-four 5-year-old children in Hong Kong were recruited. Their oral hygiene status was recorded using visible plaque index (VPI). Body height, body weight, waist circumference (WC), hip circumference and triceps skinfold thickness (TRSKF) were measured to assess general adiposity (weight/height ratio, W/H; body mass index, BMI), central adiposity… CONTINUE READING
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