Traumatic dental injuries in normal and handicapped children in Nairobi, Kenya

East Afr Med J. 1992 Dec;69(12):680-2.

Abstract

Two thousand, seven hundred and ninety one normal and handicapped children aged 5-15 years were examined for traumatic dental injuries. Twelve percent had traumatised teeth while three percent had soft tissue injuries. More handicapped children (18%) than normal children (11%) had injuries. This study indicates that children need to be educated on preventive measures regarding traumatic dental injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Dental Health Surveys
  • Disabled Persons / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Health Education / standards
  • Humans
  • Kenya / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Mouth / injuries*
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sampling Studies
  • Tooth Injuries*
  • Urban Population
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control