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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 3480-3486

An epidemiological study to assess periodontal status among sugar factory workers of Karad taluka using community periodontal index


1 Department of Periodontology, Shivtej Arogya Seva Sanstha's Yogita Dental College and Hospital, Khed, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, District Satara, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, District Satara, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S Sankethguddad
Department of Periodontology, Shivtej Arogya Seva Sanstha's Yogita Dental College and Hospital, Khed, District - Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, 415709
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_151_20

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Objectives: Oral health is an integral component of general health. Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent dental diseases among the population. Researchers have identified an association of various risk factors with periodontal disease. The study aimed to assess the periodontal status among the sugar factory workers of Karad taluka. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted among 1200 subjects in the age group of 25-54 years. Personal and sociodemographic data were recorded in the proforma based on the WHO oral health survey form (1997). Periodontal status was assessed using community periodontal index (CPI). For statistical analyses, Chi-square test and Multiple Logistic Regression analyses was performed. Results: The sociodemographic characteristics (age, sex, and socioeconomic status) and deleterious habits like tobacco chewing and smoking were found to be significantly associated with the CPI and LoA scores for the population (P < 0.00001). Conclusion: The analysis of the results obtained in this epidemiological study evidenced that periodontitis is prevalent among the sugar factory workers of Karad taluka. There is a need for emphasis on the preventive care.


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