Nada Jafer MH. Radhi

3Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Oral Health Status in Relation to Anthropometric Measurements in a Group of Iraqi Children
    Author(s): Zainab Juma Jafar*, Raya Rashid Aldafaai and Nada Jafer MH. Radhi

    Background: Anthropometric measurements are important signs of children’s growth and nutrition. Several diseases like dental caries were linked to children’s nutrition and weight status. Aim: To compare the oral health findings (dental caries, dental plaque and gingival health) among children in accordance to gender specific measurements (stature-for-age, weight for age and body mass index for age) and body surface area. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study was carried out among randomly selected children aged 6-8 years old in Baghdad. Oral Examination was done by using of the dental caries indices (dmf and DMF), plaque index and gingival index. Weight and height were measured to evaluate gender specific body mass index for age, stature-for-age, and weight-for-age and body surface area in different formulas. Results: The majority of children had normal weight and no.. Read More»

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