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JO García-Cortés

Socio-behavioral Factors Associated to Caries Prevalence and DMFT Index in Adolescents and Young Adults in a Developing Country

In Mexico, dental caries is a public dental problem. In this study, the authors realized two different models (Logistic and negative binomial regression) and observed diverse variables associated with caries. Results proved the existence of certain socioeconomic inequalities in oral health.


Objective: To determine the factors associated with the prevalence of dental caries and decayed, missing, and filled teeth index (DMFT) in adolescents and young adults using logistic and negative binomial regression.

11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 25 Jan, 2017


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