Risk factors in severity of dental caries among primary school students of puskesmas keputih surabaya

Sesy Ayu Lestari, Sylviani The Wirianto, Merina Dwi Pangastuti, Yovita Yonas, Alvita D.H. Delaneira, Irjinia Putri, Dramawan Setijanto

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The study aimed was to determine risk factors in severity of dental caries among primacy school students in working area of Keputeh Health Centre (Puskesmas). The study was used descriptive observational research with cross sectional approach. Besides, the study was conducted in September 2017 at primary school in working area of Keputih Health Centre (Puskesmas) included Keputih and MedampirSemampir primary schools. The population were all students who attended Keputih and Medoka primary schools. The sample sizes were 119 students who meet the inclusion criteria. The tool and material were DMFT (WHO) checklist sheet, interview guideline, questionnaire, mouthpiece, WHO probe, cotton, gloves, masks and study instrument. The questionnaire forms were distributed to respondent parents. The collected data were processed and cross-tabulated used SPSS software program. The result found, the students had higher risk of severity dental caries such as aged between 6 years old and 8 years old, those had experienced lower severity caries, those felt there was a psychological and physical disorder and visited dentist in past 12 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1332-1336
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Brushing Teeth
  • Cariogenic Food
  • Dental Caries
  • Dental Visit


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