Use of CPITN cross-tabulations--a research perspective.

  title={Use of CPITN cross-tabulations--a research perspective.},
  author={J K Ainamo and Tellervo Tervonen and Anne Nordblad and Pentti Kallio},
  journal={International dental journal},
  volume={37 3},
In earlier years, studies on the epidemiology of periodontal disease were often reported in the form of mean scores for the population studied. Use of the WHO recommended Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) has given important additional information, particularly about the distribution of indicators of current periodontal disease within various age groups of the population. In the analysis of survey data, the use of CPITN cross-tabulations has been found particularly… CONTINUE READING