The prevalence of ECC among 3 to 5 year-olds in Kiambaa division, Kenya

Citation:
Njoroge N, Kemoli AM. "The prevalence of ECC among 3 to 5 year-olds in Kiambaa division, Kenya." E Afr Med J. 2010;87(3):134-137.

Abstract:

Objective: To determine the prevalence and pattern of early childhood caries among three to five year-olds.
Design: This was a descriptive, cross-section study.
Subjects: A total of 336 children ages 3-5 years.
Setting: Pre-schoos in Kiambaa division, Kiambu district, Kenya.
Results: Slighjtly over a half, 201 (59.5%9 had dental caries. The mean decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft) was 2.46±3.3 with the greatest component (95%) being decayed teeth. The mandibular deciduous molars and the maxillary incisors were the most frequently carious teeth.
Conclusions: The prevalence of early childhood caries in Kiambaa was 59.5%. The mandibular deciduous molars and maxillary incisors had the highest caries frequency.

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