Zahraa Nasser Ahmed

Department of periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Prevalence of Periodontal Diseases among Pregnant Women in Al-Najaf Center, Al-Najaf Governorate, Iraq
    Author(s): Zahraa Nasser Ahmed* and Maha Abdul-Aziz Ahmed

    For planning of public dental services the need for treatment as an aid and an epidemiological information which are very essential for the assessment of nature of periodontal disease. To measure the prevalence of periodontal diseases among pregnant women from the medical health centres in Al-Najaf governorate, Iraq by using community periodontal index for treatment need. A cross sectional study involving 405 pregnant women aged 18-40 years of all trimesters was carried out. A multi-stage systematic random sampling was used, in which stratified random sampling for dividing the total sample on the nine health centre and simple random sampling for the selection of pregnant women from each health centre. Data included demographic characteristic, dental health related practices, patterns of visits to dental clinic and results of clinical periodontal examination through using community per.. Read More»

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