Accession Number : AD0691250

Title :   PREVALENCE, INCIDENCE AND GRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF CARIES-FREE NAVAL RECRUITS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES ILL

Personal Author(s) : Keene,Harris J. ; Rovelstad,Gordon H. ; Hoffman,Seymour ; Shiller,William R.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A 9-year survey on 500,000 Great Lakes naval recruits indicated that only 2 men per 1000 (0.2 percent) had no previous history of dental caries experience at the time of entrance into the Navy. The annual incidence of caries-free men ranged from a low of 1.3 per 1000 in 1967 to a high of 3.1 per 1000 in 1963. Marked variations in the prevalence of caries-free men from different geographic regions of the United States were observed. Correlation analysis indicated that these variations were partly related to the availability of natural fluoride in public water supplies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEETH, DISEASES), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, TEETH), DISTRIBUTION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, FLUORIDES, GEOGRAPHY, DENTISTRY, MEDICAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE