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TITLE:

A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY TO KNOW THE EDENTULOUS PATIENTS AMONG LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC SOCCIETY

AUTHORS:

Dr.Nadia Naheed, Dr Sana Iqbal, Dr.Sumaira Batool

ABSTRACT:

Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to report the incidence of edentulous patients in the lowest socioeconomic group. Study design: A cross-sectional study. Location and Duration: In the Prosthodontic Department of Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore for one year duration from September 2017 to September 2018. Methods: Data were collected from five patients who reported the treatment criteria and met the selection criteria. The distribution of the population studied by gender is 48.6% male and 51.4% female. Results: The largest population group was over 60 years (26%) and the smallest group was under 20 years of age (2%). 49.2% complete dentition was observed. Conclusion: This study shows that lower socio-economic population has an insufficient oral health status according to WHO standards. Keywords: incidence of edentulous patients, low income group.

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