Salwa Memon, Farzana Memon, Hassan Shahid, Diya Ram Khatri, Shoukat Ali Memon.
Prevalence of Gingivitis in School Children at Different Government Schools of District Hyderabad.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;6(4):236-40.

ABSTRACT: Objective: To estimate the prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis in 5-15 years school going children at different government schools of district Hyderabad. Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in government schools on children from nursery to grade 8 in Hyderabad, Sindh from 5th October, 2015 to 6th November, 2015. A total 1093 students varying in age from 5-15 yrs. were counted in the study. We used Periodontal Disease Index (PDI) to assess the prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis. Apreformedquestionnaire was used; one house officer and 2 Assistant professors examined the students according to PDI and completed the data form. After evaluation the score was calculated. Data was analyzed via SPSS version 21. Descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency distribution, cross tabulation were included in data analysis. The level of significance was set at <0.05%. Results: This study revealed that 70.4% students were suffering from gingivitis; 25.2% of students suffered from periodontitis and only 4.4 % of students were healthy. Conclusion: The prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis in government school children of Hyderabad is found to be high. Keywords: Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Periodontal Disease Index.

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