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Abstract

Appraisal of Periodontal Condition amongst Leather Manufacturing Plant Workers in Central India: A Prevalence Survey

Objective: To assess the periodontal status among the leather factory workers in Dewas and to provide a baseline data for the oral health care and promotion programs.
Materials and Methods: A total of 850 study population was considered for examination, and the age ranged from 20 to 60 years. All those factory workers with low socioeconomic status and poor background were considered. The data were collected by means modified World Health Organization (WHO) Oral Health Assessment 1997 Performa and clinical examination with the use of the Community Periodontal Index (CPI). Statistical analyses were used: chi squared test, Mann–Whitney U test, and Kruskal–Wallis test.


Author(s): Ashwini Dayma

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