PERIODONTAL HEALTH IN THE MARBLE MINING WORKERS OF UDAIPUR CITY, INDIA.
Dr. Nidhi Rai. BSc, MSc, PhD, Dr. Tarulatha R. Shyagali* BDS, MDS, DNHE, DCE, Dr. Deepak PB. BDS, MDS, DNHE, Dr. Sudhanshu Sexana. BDS, MDS
Objectives: The study was aimed to evaluate the periodontal status of the mining workers of the Udaipur city and compare the same with the general population. Materials and Methods: cross sectional survey was conducted on 500 mining employees and 480 general population. The demographic data and the periodontal status was recorded according to the World health organization Performa. The periodontium was checked using the community periodontal index probe. The data was subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS version 21 and chi square test and Cramer‟s “v” test was used to check the intra group and the inter group difference. Results: healthy periodontium was seen in 7.60% of mining employees and in the general population it was 10.42%. Bleeding was seen in 17.80% in mining workers and 24.17% in general population. Maximum number of the sample had the problem of calculus with 39% mining population and 35.63% general population reporting the same. There existed a significant difference in between the mining workers (<0.01) and in between the general population and the mining workers (<0.05). Conclusion: the periodontal Health Status of the current mining population group is poor. Proper education in the form of oral hygiene instructions and the periodic oral checkups is necessary. It is Advised to conduct frequent awareness programmes to educate the mining workers regarding the deleterious effects of the habits.
Keywords: employees, mining workers, periodontal health, CPI, oral health.
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