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Volume 12, Issue 4 (July-August 2013)                   Payesh 2013, 12(4): 355-365 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohsen Shamsi, Alireza Hidarnia, Shamsoldin Niknami, Mahtab Atarha, Rahmatalah Jadidi. Oral health of pregnant women in Arak, Iran. Payesh. 2013; 12 (4) :355-365
URL: http://payeshjournal.ir/article-1-357-en.html
1- Department of Health Education, Faculty of Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak,Iran
2- Associate of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Instructor of Midwife, Faculty of Nursing, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak,Iran
4- Assistant professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak,Iran
Abstract:   (4833 Views)
Objective (s): Dental caries is one of the most common infectious diseases and is high in developing countries such as Iran.  Since women with pregnancy are considered to a high-risk group for dental caries, this study aimed to investigate about oral health among this population.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. A sample of 340 women with pregnancy was selected with random sampling method from health centers in Arak, Iran. Data were collected by a checklist including information on DMFT.
Results: The mean age of pregnant women was 28.2±3.7 years and the mean DMFT was 5.4±2.83. There were no significant association between insurance coverage and DMFT (P=0.411). The results obtained from multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that age, income and brushing behavior were predictors of oral health status among pregnant women.
Conclusion: The present study indicated that in general oral health was poor in pregnant of women. It seems social and behavioral issues play important role in oral health among this population.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2012/05/5 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/06/11 | Published: 2013/07/15

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