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Dental caries knowledge in a group of Northwest Territories children

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Pages 169-173 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1998
health practices and be given an opportunity to improve their oral health knowledge. Keywords: Northwest Territories; Oral health; Child health care; Indigenous peoples; Dental caries; Health knowledge surveys INTRODUCTION Dental caries rates in the Northwest Terri- tories (NWT) are higher than
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Author
Thompson, G.W.
Schuller, P.D.
Lewis, D.W.
Author Affiliation
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Source
Pages 169-173 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Date
1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
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Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Child health care
Dental caries
Health knowledge surveys
Indigenous peoples
Northwest Territories
Oral Health
Abstract
A total of 953 children in schools in communities in the Northwest Territories was surveyed to determine their attitudes and knowledge about dental decay. A questionnaire was answered by these Native and non-Native children in the Northwest Territories. The median age of the children was 12.5 years. The girls tended to brush their teeth more frequently and consumed less sugared sweets between meals. More of the girls and in particular the Native girls knew about "nursing" caries. The Native students more often than not went for dental treatment when it was necessary. The Native students brushed their teeth less frequently and often learned to brush their teeth on their own. The consumption of sugared sweets between meals was greater in the Native sample. The knowledge level of the factors that affect dental decay rates was lower in the Native group, but was not extremely high in either group. These children should receive more information on oral health practices and be given an opportunity to improve their oral health knowledge.
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Disease pattern in children living in the Arctic: visits to a general practitioner by 0- to 14-year-old children living in Nuuk, Greenland

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature2858
Source
Pages 141-147 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1998
Disease Pattern in Children Living in the Arctic: Visits to a General Practitioner by 0- to 14-Year-Old Children Living in Nuuk, Greenland B.V.-L. Niclasen District Health Care Clinic, Nuuk, Greenland Keywords: Nuuk; Greenland; Child health care; Child health INTRODUCTION Nuuk is the
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Author
Niclasen, B.V.
Author Affiliation
District Health Care Clinic, Nuuk, Greenland
Source
Pages 141-147 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Date
1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Child health
Child health care
Nuuk
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