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    Nutritional Status and its Relationship with Dental Caries among 3–6-year-old Anganwadi Children

    ABSTRACT Aim The purpose of this study is to determine dental caries status in 3–6-year-old malnourished children. Materials and methods A total of 500 children aged 3–6 years enrolled in anganwadi were selected for this study. The nutritional status was evaluated by anthropometric measurements such as body weight and height [body mass index (BMI)-for-age]. Dental caries status was recorded according to WHO criteria. The obtained data were subjected to statistical analysis. Results The prevalence of underweight was 41% and prevalence of dental caries was 61%. Conclusion Low BMI-for-age is a risk factor for dental caries. Clinical significance Inclusion of BMI-for-age calculation in routine case history pro forma helps in timely diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of children suffering from malnutrition. How to cite this article Madhusudhan KS, Khargekar N. Nutritional Status and its Relationship with Dental Caries among 3–6-year-old Anganwadi Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020;13(1):6–10.
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      10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-UNCAT.A7299890.v1.REYXZJ

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      1. the abstract need to be rewritten as it is too short and does not represent a summary to the study

      2. clinical significance is totally different from the title 

      3. how random sampling was carried out?

      4.there is no BMI calculation for children and the formula can not be used. BMI-for-Age Z score should be used and it is easily available by WHO 2007 Growth charts 

      5. table 1,2,3 should be combined in 1 table

      6. TABLE 3 the BMI for age categorization is wrong. according to WHO girls and boys are different and the categories are obesity, overweight, normal, thinness, and severe thinness 

      7. why all tables only descriptive? the title contains association and yet no statistical analysis were done?

      8.  table 9 presentation is wrong 

       

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      6. The obtained BMI value was plotted on age- and gender-specific charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2000.

      Based on these percentile curves, the children were grouped according to the following categories given by Macek and Mitola.

      • Underweight, Normal, At risk of overweight and Overweight.

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