The aims of this study was to analyze the relations breastfeeding status and Early Childhood Caries (ECC) prevalence among 6-24 years old children in Jakarta, Indonesia. Interview using questionnaire to mother were conducted to obtain breastfeeding status, oral health behavior, and intra oral visual examination to obtained ECC status of 56 children. Prevalence of ECC in breastfed children was 37.5%, and prevalence of ECC in non-breastfed children was 70.8%, with odds ratio of 4.05 (p < 0.001). There was a significant association between breastfeeding status with ECC. Groups of children who are not breastfed have 4 times greater risk to suffer ECC compared to children who are breastfed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|