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DMFT status in 12 years old Iranian population: A systematic review and meta-analysis study

Saeed Amini, Rahmatollah Moradzadeh, Zohreh Anbari, Javad Nazari, Mostafa Alimehr, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili

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Background: Twelve years old, because of the ending eruption permanent teethes, has encountered with a great importance. The aim of this is to determine DMFT status of this age group using systematic review and meta-analysis method. Methods: Internal and external databases were searched on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria using the considered keywords. Heterogeneity and the quality of studies were assessed using I2 index and STROBE checklist. Forest plot was plotted using Random Effects Model. Funnel plot and Eggers’ test were used to indicate publication bias. Results: 95 studies with 12145 total persons, on average 393 person in each study, were entered to the final step of meta-analysis. Using Random Effects model, total mean DMFT of 12 years olds was estimated 2.01 (1.83-2.19) and separately for girls and boys was estimated 2.10 (1.95-2.26) and 2.16 (1.94-2.38), respectively. Funnel plot and Eggers’ test were insignificant which indicate reliability of the study results and low publication bias. Conclusion: DMFT status in Iranian 12 years old population is higher than the region and most developed countries. Dental health policy makers must take to account the important of permanent teethes and perform reforms in provision of the services.

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Dental Decay, DMFT, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis

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DMFT status in 12 years old Iranian population: A systematic review and meta-analysis study

Saeed Amini, Rahmatollah Moradzadeh, Zohreh Anbari, Javad Nazari, Mostafa Alimehr, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili

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Abstract

Background: Twelve years old, because of the ending eruption permanent teethes, has encountered with a great importance. The aim of this is to determine DMFT status of this age group using systematic review and meta-analysis method. Methods: Internal and external databases were searched on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria using the considered keywords. Heterogeneity and the quality of studies were assessed using I2 index and STROBE checklist. Forest plot was plotted using Random Effects Model. Funnel plot and Eggers’ test were used to indicate publication bias. Results: 95 studies with 12145 total persons, on average 393 person in each study, were entered to the final step of meta-analysis. Using Random Effects model, total mean DMFT of 12 years olds was estimated 2.01 (1.83-2.19) and separately for girls and boys was estimated 2.10 (1.95-2.26) and 2.16 (1.94-2.38), respectively. Funnel plot and Eggers’ test were insignificant which indicate reliability of the study results and low publication bias. Conclusion: DMFT status in Iranian 12 years old population is higher than the region and most developed countries. Dental health policy makers must take to account the important of permanent teethes and perform reforms in provision of the services.

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