Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 4, P814-832 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0101 View full text
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Dennis A Mitchell, Luisa N Borrell, Shana L Lassiter, Allan J Formicola

Abstract: Objectives. This study was designed to describe the oral health status of adolescents residing in northern Manhattan. Methods. Clinical, demographic, and behavioral data were collected from 3,282 youths who ranged in age from 12 to 16 years. Clinical examinations were performed by two trained examiners. Demographic and behavioral data were self-reported. Results. The adolescents were predominantly Hispanic/Latino and Black/African American (94%), with 6% falling into other racial categories. Caries were discov…

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