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Correlation between mental health and caries status in Primary School Students

  • Ayub I. Anwar ,

Abstract

Objective: This study aims to determine the correlation of mental health and caries status of students in Mulia Bhakti Makassar Primary School.Material and Methods: Analytical observational research with cross-sectional study design. The subject of this research was all the students of Primary School Mulia Bhakti Makassar.Results: The results showed a correlation between mental health and caries status with Pearson correlation test, p = 0.004 (p <0.05) and correlation coefficient, r = 0.266. There is a high index of DMF-T in students whose mental health is not normal.Conclusion: There was a correlation between mental health status and dental caries status of students at Mulia Bhakti Makassar Primary School.
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Anwar, A. I. (2018). Correlation between mental health and caries status in Primary School Students. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science, 3(2), 108–111. https://doi.org/10.15562/jdmfs.v3i2.639

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