DENTAL CARIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN RURAL AREAS OF DHAKA

A dcntal caries survey with 1800 children between 5 to 12 years of age group studying in primary schools. situated in rural areas of Dhaka district were.. carried out. It was found that the prevalence of dental caries was .bigoer l60%) in the age grou p of 5 to 9 years than in 10 to 12 years l49%). Higher prevalence of caries was also observed in female l58%) than in male children (52%). The study showed the positive association l3etween bad teeth structure and dental caries. Sixty six percent of the children with bad teeth structure had dental caries as against 45% with good teeth structure…

 

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