Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal

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Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 193--195

Prevalence of oral habits in 563 Nigerian preschool children age 3-5 years


CO Onyeaso, EO Sote 
 Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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C O Onyeaso
Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan
Nigeria

Erratum in Niger Postgrad Med J 2002 Sep;9(3):178-9. One of the contributory factors in the establishment of occlusion is the child«SQ»s oral habits. A limited amount of information is available on oral habits of pre-school children especially on Nigerian pre-school children. With an increasing interest in the early recognition of mal-occlusion and a corresponding emphasis on preventive procedures, more information on pre-school children may prove to be useful. This study revealed the prevalence of oral habits among 563 Nigerian pre-school children aged 3-5 years at 13.14%: 6.74% for males, 6.4%for females. The acquired data were tested with chi-square(chi2). The results indicate significant gender difference for tongue thrusting/sucking only (P=0.01) using the fisher«SQ»s exact test. The relationship between digital sucking habit and mal-occlusion was very significant (P<0.01).


How to cite this article:
Onyeaso C O, Sote E O. Prevalence of oral habits in 563 Nigerian preschool children age 3-5 years.Niger Postgrad Med J 2001;8:193-195


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Onyeaso C O, Sote E O. Prevalence of oral habits in 563 Nigerian preschool children age 3-5 years. Niger Postgrad Med J [serial online] 2001 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];8:193-195
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