Dental caries in 12-year-old school children living in Jakarta

Ary Agustanti, Robbykha Rosalien, Dina Frihatiwi Hutami, Annisa Septalita, Anton Rahardjo, Diah Ayu Maharani

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The study aimed to analyze dental caries and its contributing factors in 12-year-old school children living in Jakarta. This was a cross-sectional study. Multistage cluster proportional to size random sampling was conducted to select children of 12 years of age. Out of 1346 public and private Junior High Schools in Jakarta, 24 were included in the study. One examiner measured dental caries status throughout the study. The Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT) index was used to record the prevalence of dental caries based on the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Parents were given self-administered oral health questionnaires to fill in. A total of 487 children participated the study. The DMFT mean (SD) score was 1.7 (2.2) The prevalence of dental caries was 63%. Dental caries was significantly related to gender, dental erosion, and mother's education. Dental caries in 12-year-old school children living in Jakarta was high. Further severe clinical implications should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Children
  • Dental caries
  • Epidemiology
  • Jakarta


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