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Comparison of maloclusion prevalence in Elementary School children with different economic levels (case study in SDN Inpres Kera-Kera and SDIT Al-Biruni Makassar)

Ardiansyah S. Pawinru , Muhammad IA. Bahar

Ardiansyah S. Pawinru
Department of Orthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: pawinru190879@gmail.com

Muhammad IA. Bahar
Department of Orthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: August 01, 2021 | Cite this Article
Pawinru, A., Bahar, M. 2021. Comparison of maloclusion prevalence in Elementary School children with different economic levels (case study in SDN Inpres Kera-Kera and SDIT Al-Biruni Makassar). Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 6(2): 110-113. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v6i2.1239


Objective: To determine the comparison of the prevalence of malocclusion between elementary school children with high economic level and low economic level. 

Material and Methods: The subjects of this study were students of Kera-Kera Inpres Elementary School and Al-Biruni Makassar SDIT. This type of research is a descriptive observational cross-sectional design by purposive sampling to 103 students. Research subjects will be given a questionnaire and then examined the oral cavity and photographs. 

Results: In this study subjects, the prevalence of malocclusion was higher in Al-Biruni Makassar SDIT (81.4%) compared to the Kera-Kera Inpres Elementary School (63.6%). Statistical analysis of the Mann-Whitney comparison test values obtained p = 0.072 (p> 0.05). Conclusion: There is no significant difference in prevalence between SD Inpres Kera-Kera and SDIT Al-Biruni Makassar.

Conclusion: There is no significant difference in prevalence between Kera-Kera Inpres SD and Al-Biruni Makassar SDIT with a Mann-Whitney comparison test value p = 0.072 (p> 0.05).

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