Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences
Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences Login  | Users Online: 4266  Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
    Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Past Issues | Instructions | Online submission

Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1033-1036

Can healthy eating index be a predictor for early childhood caries in Indian children

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SB Patil Institute for Dental Sciences and Research, Bidar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Health Care Administration, Epidemiology and Maternal Child Health, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
4 Department of Health Care Administration, Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Correspondence Address:
H V N Sai Krishna
Department of Public Health Dentistry, SB Patil Institute for Dental Sciences and Research, Naubad, Bidar, Karnataka
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_151_21

Rights and Permissions

Objective: To assess whether Healthy Eating Index (HEI) can predict Error correction code (ECC) in children of 3–6 year old. Materials and Methods: Our sample included 350 3–6 year old children attending outpatient department of Pedodontia. Caries score was assessed using decayed, missing, and filled teeth index and HEI was used to evaluate the diet quality. Results: About 65.9% of the children who were breast feeding and bottle feeding at night had higher S-ECC and it was statistically significant (P = 0.001). Conclusion: HEI scores were inversely related to caries severity, i.e. HEI score was significantly higher in simple ECC (57.4) and lesser in S-ECC (53.2).

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded74    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal