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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 24(1): 33-39 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of CPITN index in pregnant women Kerman 2001 – 2002
Corresponding Author: Dr. Molouk Torabi *, Dr. Gholamali Najafi, Dr. Alireza Maskani
Oral Pathologist , Drtorabiparizi@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: The effects of sociocultural status on periodontal condition in pregnant women have been reported by a number of researchers. Based on the latest researches and statistics it is concluded that periodontal disease is an important risk factor, leading to preterm delivery or low birth weight baby.

Method & Materials: This study evaluates the periodontal condition of 148 pregnant women based on CPITN index, and relation between the demographic (age, professional and education level, month of pregnancy, number of children, number of pregnancies) and clinical variable (previous dental care, frequency of tooth brushing). The χ2 test was used to analyze the data. Results: The results of study showed that %14.2 had Pregnancy tumor and %37/8 had gingival enlargement. CPITN index is increased in trimesters and aging. There was a significant relation between CPITN and age (P= 0.004), education level (P=0.000), professional level (P=0.0001) number of pregnancies (P=0.021), number of children (P=0.034), present month of pregnancy (P=0.000), previous dental care (P=0.045) and frequency of tooth brushing (P=0.000).

Conclusion: In view of the results of our study, it might be suggested that simple preventive oral hygiene program helps to maintain healthy gingiva and periodontium during pregnancy.

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Keywords: CPITN index, Pregnant women, Kerman.
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Received: 2006/09/6
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Torabi M, Najafi G, Maskani A. Evaluation of CPITN index in pregnant women Kerman 2001 – 2002. J Dent Sch. 2006; 24 (1) :33-39
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مجله دانشکده دندانپزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی Shahid Beheshti University Dental Journal
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