Comportements alimentaires et fluorose dentaire chez des enfants de la Bande de Gaza

Translated title of the contribution: Dietary behaviours and dental fluorosis among Gaza Strip children

L. Abuhaloob (Lead / Corresponding author), Y. Abed

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A high prevalence of dental fluorosis has been identified among children in the Gaza Strip. This study aimed to determine the history of breastfeeding and dietary behaviours among children in the Gaza Strip and to examine potential associations with the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis. A cross-sectional study recruited a stratified cluster random sample of 350 children aged 12-18 years and their mothers. Data about dietary behaviours in the first 7 years of life were collected by interview questionnaire. Dental fluorosis was determined using the Thyllstrup-Fejerskov index. A majority of children were breastfed exclusively in the first 6 months (82.9%) but 98.1% were given tea in the first year of life. The prevalence of dental fluorosis was 78.0%. Both intake of animal proteins and plant proteins were negatively associated with the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis. Further studies to investigate fluoride intake is required to plan preventive interventions.

Translated title of the contributionDietary behaviours and dental fluorosis among Gaza Strip children
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)657-663
Number of pages7
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume19
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Dietary behaviours and dental fluorosis among Gaza Strip children'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this