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[Survey on oral hygiene status in children with Down's syndrome and mental retardation].

Authors
  • Kao, C T
  • Chou, M Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua ya yi xue hui za zhi / Zhonghua ya yi xue hui = Chinese dental journal / Dental Association, Republic of China
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1991
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
13–19
Identifiers
PMID: 1840320
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the periodontal condition of children with Down's syndrome and other types of mental retardation with normal children. We used two indexes: a plaque index and a gingival index. By means of the student t-test and ANOVA statistical procedure, we found the following. Mentally retarded children had a higher average intelligence than children with Down's syndrome, and significant differences existed among the three groups on both the plaque index and the gingival index, while sex had no influence on these results.

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