Print Email Facebook Twitter Risk indicators and potential risk factors for caries in 5-year-olds of different ethnic groups in Amsterdam. Title Risk indicators and potential risk factors for caries in 5-year-olds of different ethnic groups in Amsterdam. Author Verrips, G.H. Frencken, J.E. Kalsbeek, H. ter Horst, G. Filedt Kok-Weimar, T.L. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1992 Abstract The aim of this study was threefold: first, to assess the oral health of Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese, Dutch and "other" 5-yr-old children living in Amsterdam; second, to identify risk indicators for caries, in addition to ethnicity; and third, to identify potential risk factors related to differences in caries experience in these children. Results showed the mean dmfs scores of Turkish and Moroccan children to be much higher than that of the Dutch and Surinamese children; 8.1 and 8.2 versus 3.6 and 3.4, respectively. The educational level of the parents and the gender of the children were important risk indicators, in addition to ethnicity. The age of the child at which the parents had started to brush their child's teeth, the use of fluoride tablets and the regularity of the brushing behavior in the past could be identified as potential risk factors. Chemicals/CAS: fluoride, 16984-48-8; Fluorides Subject HealthAnalysis of VarianceChild, PreschoolDental CariesDental PlaqueDMF IndexEducational StatusEthnic GroupsFemaleFluoridesHumanLanguageMaleMoroccoNetherlandsObserver VariationParentsPrevalenceRegression AnalysisRisk FactorsSex FactorsSocioeconomic FactorsSurinameToothbrushingTurkeyEducationEthnologyHealth surveyPreschool childSex differenceTooth plaque To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:58c7e311-06e1-4113-bd3c-cae6ecf8a744 TNO identifier 231947 ISSN 0301-5661 Source Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 20 (5), 256-260 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.