Rwakatema DS, Ng'ang'a PM, Kemoli AM.Orthodontic treatment needs among 12-15 year-olds in Moshi, Tanzania. East Afr Med J. 2007 May;84(5):226-32.

Citation:
MACHARIA PROFNGANGAPETER, MUSAKULU DRKEMOLIARTHUR. "Rwakatema DS, Ng'ang'a PM, Kemoli AM.Orthodontic treatment needs among 12-15 year-olds in Moshi, Tanzania. East Afr Med J. 2007 May;84(5):226-32.". In: East Afr Med J. 2007 May;84(5):226-32. Elsevier; 2007.

Abstract:

{ OBJECTIVE: To assess malocclusion and orthodontic treatment needs among 12-15-year-olds in Moshi municipality, Tanzania. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Moshi municipality, Tanzania. SUBJECTS: Two hundred and eighty nine randomly selected primary school children in Moshi municipality in the year 2003. RESULTS: Maxillary median diastema occurred in 20.1% of the children. Crowding and spacing in the incisor segments occurred in 41.2% and 28.4% respectively with significantly more crowding in males than in females (p = 0.009). Anterior irregularities occurred in 46% of the sample in the maxilla and 51.6% in the mandible. These irregularities were significantly more common in the females than in males in the maxilla and mandible (p = 0.014

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