Original Article

Correlation between mental health and caries status in Primary School Students

Ayub I. Anwar

Ayub I. Anwar
Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: ayubanwar_mks@yahoo.com
Online First: August 01, 2018 | Cite this Article
Anwar, A. 2018. Correlation between mental health and caries status in Primary School Students. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 3(2): 108-111. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v3i2.639

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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