Dental caries experience of female inmates.

Christine K. Heng, Douglas E. Morse

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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of dental caries and level of unmet dental need among female offenders in a federal prison in Connecticut. METHODS: All inmates admitted into the Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury, Connecticut, from May 31, 1997, to May 21, 1998, were given oral screening examinations (n=500; age range=20-65 years). The data were analyzed in terms of race/ethnicity and age groupings. DMF and D/DF scores were determined. RESULTS: The mean DMFT and DMFS scores were 16.8 and 57.0, respectively; the scores were higher for non-Hispanic whites and Hispanics than non-Hispanic blacks, and increased with age. The mean DT/DFT and DS/DFS scores were 36.8 percent and 36.0 percent, respectively. These scores were higher for non-Hispanic blacks than non-Hispanic whites and Hispanics, and decreased with age. CONCLUSIONS: Female prisoners had high levels of dental caries and racial disparities persisted in the prison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Public Health Dentistry
Volume62
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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Heng, C. K., & Morse, D. E. (2002). Dental caries experience of female inmates. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 62(1), 57-61.

Dental caries experience of female inmates. / Heng, Christine K.; Morse, Douglas E.

In: Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Vol. 62, No. 1, 12.2002, p. 57-61.

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Heng, CK & Morse, DE 2002, 'Dental caries experience of female inmates.', Journal of Public Health Dentistry, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 57-61.
Heng, Christine K. ; Morse, Douglas E. / Dental caries experience of female inmates. In: Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2002 ; Vol. 62, No. 1. pp. 57-61.
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