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Effect of family linked factors on siblingís oral health



A. Pravin Kumar1,3, K. Palaiyatharasi2,3, K. Ponni3, N. Smitha4,*, J. Vikraman3 & M. Vennila5



1Government Arignar Anna Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Tamilnadu, India; 2Government Namakkal medical college & Hospital, Tamilnadu, India; 3Government Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital, Tamilnadu, India; 4Government Medical College & ESIC Hospital Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India; 5Government Villupuram Medical College and Hospital, Tamilnadu, India; *Corresponding author



A. Pravin Kumar - E-mail: drpravindentist@yahoo.co.in

K. Palaiyatharasi - E-mail: drkpalaiyatharasi80@gmail.com

K. Ponni - E-mail: ponniacademic@gmail.com

N Smitha - E-mail: smithacbe@yahoo.com

J. Vikraman - E-mail: vikramanjvicky@gmail.com

M. Vennila - E-mail: drvennila88@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received January 1, 2024; Revised January 31, 2024; Accepted January 31, 2024, Published January 31, 2024



The association between family factors and dental caries/dental plaque development in children is of interest. The parents of pediatric age group seeking treatment from the Government Chengalpattu Medical college hospital, who accompanied with two or more siblings, were included. A questionnaire was given to gather data on the parents' socioeconomic status and family size. The children underwent clinical examination to evaluate the state of their oral health. Results showed a significant relationship between dental plaque and caries experience of child with gender, parentsí education, occupation and socioeconomic status. So we conclude that the family related factors such as parentís education, occupation, income and SES exerted a definite impact in the oral health of children than the family size and sibling factors.



Sibling dental caries, oral health problem, family linked factors



Pravin Kumar et al. Bioinformation 20(1): 79-84 (2024)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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