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Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia

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BOBADILLA-GODOY, Daniela et al. Dental caries and social determinants of health in children of educational establishments of Canchaque and San Miguel de El Faique districts, Huancabamba province, Piura region, Perú, 2019. Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq [online]. 2021, vol.33, n.1, pp.56-68.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 0121-246X.


the objective was to determine the association between Dental Caries (DC) and the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in children from educational establishments in the Canchaque and San Miguel de El Faique districts, Huancabamba province, Piura region, Peru, 2019.


cross-sectional study. Non-probability sample, selecting 124 individuals from 11-12 years of sixth grade of primary and first grade of secondary from schools in the districts of Canchaque and San Miguel de El Faique, Huancabamba province, Piura-Peru, year 2019. The SDOH were made up of: gender, economic income, education level, housing condition, employment, environmental sanitation and access to health services. DC experience was measured using the DMFT Index. A bivariate analysis was performed using statistical tests Chi-Square, Mann Whitney U test y Kruskal Wallis


it was found association between to the prevalence of DC and housing condition (p<0.05), the DMFT index with gender, education level, hygienic service and health insurance (p<0.05), and dmft index there was no association with the variables (p >0.05).


the dental caries was associated with SDOH of housing condition, gender, education level, environmental sanitation and health insurance.

Keywords : social determinants of health; dental caries; oral health.

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