June 2016

Volume 33, Issue 2

Association between child caries and maternal health-related behaviours

Authors: W. Sabbah E. Masterson M. Phillips
doi: 10.1922/CDH_3801Phillips05


Association between child caries and maternal health-related behaviours M. Phillips, E. Masterson and W. Sabbah Objective: To examine the association between 2-6 year-olds’ caries experience and selected maternal oral and general health-related behaviours in an American sample. Methods: Data pertaining to 917 child/mother pairs was from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1994. Child caries experience was indicated by the presence of one or more decayed or filled tooth. Data on maternal smoking, frequency of dental visits, consumption of unhealthy food and oral hygiene was linked to children data using the natality file. An aggregate behavioural variable was created. Logistic Regression models were used to assess the association between child caries experience and maternal behaviours adjusting for child’s age, gender, ethnicity, dental visits and mother’s age, education and poverty-income ratio. Key words: child, dental caries, maternal, behavior, American


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