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Abstract            Volume:8  Issue-4  Year-2020         Original Research Articles

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Prevalence of Dental Caries among School-Age Children in Ethiopia from 2010 to 2020: A Systematic Review
Addisu Tadesse Sahile1*, Sinetsehay Alemayehu Getahun2 and Solomon Muluken Ayehu3
1Department of Public Health, Unity University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2Department of Public Health, Universal Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3ICOS consulting PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Globally, dental caries affects 60-90% of school children which is one of the common prevalent oral diseases in school-aged children that leads to, eating impairment, tooth loss and pain, discomfort and delayed language development in children. The review was aimed at assessing the prevalence of dental caries in school-age children in Ethiopia from 2010-2020. Published works were searched through the application of MeSH. A search of published studies in PubMed, Google Scholar, Medline, Sage, Academic Journal, and Ethiopian Health development Journal with the keywords; Dental caries, School Age Children, and Ethiopia was conducted. Additionally, referenced articles in the selected articles and pre-prints were searched for. Dental caries prevalence was measured as present or absent, where its severity was assessed through decayed, missing, or filled teeth (DMFT) indices for dental caries. The search identified 14 published articles and 1 pre-printed article, of which 9 of which were related to school-age children from which 8 of them were selected to be appropriate. The prevalence of dental caries among school-age children in Ethiopia was found from 21% to 58%. A total of 14 factors associated with dental caries were investigated. Researches that utilized standard tool for outcome measurements were recommended while concerned bodies could emphasize interventions targeted of caries among school children.

Keywords: Dental caries; Associated Factors; Systematic Review; Ethiopia
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Addisu Tadesse Sahile, Sinetsehay Alemayehu Getahun and Solomon Muluken Ayehu. 2020. Prevalence of Dental Caries among School-Age Children in Ethiopia from 2010 to 2020: A Systematic Review.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(4): 40-47
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.804.006
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