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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-11  Year-2017          Original Research Articles

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Correlation of Apgar Score to the Eruption Status of the Primary Dentition - A Cross Sectional Study
Manisha Agarwal, Devi Vegesana* and Sapna Konde
AECS Maaruti Dental College, 108, Hulimavu Tank Band Road, Off Bannerghatta Road, BTM 6th stage, 1st phase, Kammanhalli, Near Meenakshi Temple, Bengaluru-560076, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

The main aim of this study was to correlate the Apgar score to the eruption status of the primary dentition in six-thirty six months child. Objective: 1) Collection of Apgar score 2) To evaluate the eruption status of the deciduous teeth and to compare the same with the standard data -Lunt & Law 1974. 3) To determine the effect of variation in Apgar Score on eruption status. Settings and Design: The study was conducted on 103 infants and toddlers in the age group of six to thirty six months in various government and private hospitals in Bangalore. Methods and Material: The study was done on 103 children, whose demographic data and APGAR score were collected. Dentition status was recorded in FDI system. The collected data was tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis. Statistical analysis used: Chi-square test was used to analyse categorical data, mannwhitney u test was used to assess the variation in eruption status with Apgar score. Results: Out of 103 samples, 21 children with less Apgar score, seven (33.33%) had delayed in eruption and out of 82 with normal Apgar score only five (6.1%) had delayed eruption. This difference was statistically significant. P=0.001 Conclusions: The study concluded a significant association of low Apgar score and delayed eruption. Thus readily accessible markers of early life, (Apgar score), may guide clinicians in identifying children with a higher risk for delayed eruption and aid in decision making in allocating preventive services for the same.

Keywords: Apgar score, Delayed eruption, Eruption schedule.
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Manisha Agarwal, Devi Vegesana and Sapna Konde. 2017. Correlation of Apgar Score to the Eruption Status of the Primary Dentition – A Cross Sectional Study.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(11): 7-11
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.511.002