Relationship between breastfeeding status and Early Childhood Caries Prevalence in 6-24 months old children in Jakarta

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • ECC
  • Prevalence

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