2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Sexual dimorphism in the fluorosis among the rural people of Bankura District of India
Author(s): Koushik Mondal and Dibyendu Dutta
Fluorosis has become one of the most serious public health problems in India. A cross sectional study was carried out in the endemic fluorosis areas of Bankura District of India to find out the sexual dimorphism in prevalence of dental and skeletal fluorosis and also find its association with urinary fluoride level. In the present study, the prevalence of dental and skeletal fluorosis was 77.78% and 11.11% respectively and the urinary fluoride level was 1.37±1.09 mg/l. It was noted that females (83.72%) were about two times more prone to dental fluorosis than males (68.97%) with OR=2.314 and RR=1.469. Similar finding was observed in skeletal fluorosis also, where females (13.95%) were more prone to become skeletal fluorosis than males (6.90%) with OR=2.189 and RR=1.297. This study showed that more than three fourth of the participants were suffering from dental fluorosis and this situation was very serious among the females in this locality.
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Koushik Mondal, Dibyendu Dutta. Sexual dimorphism in the fluorosis among the rural people of Bankura District of India. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):42-47.