Accession Number : ADA193417

Title :   Oral Health Comparison of U.S. Air Force Aviators: Aeromedical Evaluation Referrals versus Survey of Aviation Population.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 82-Dec 87,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Foster, Carl D ; Garcia, Gonzalo ; Rahe, Alton J

PDF Url : ADA193417

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Data on the decayed, missing, and filled surfaces and teeth of aeromedical evaluation referrals were compared to that of the USAF aviator population. Although the aviator population had a significantly larger number of decayed surfaces and teeth (p less than .01 to p less than .001), this difference could be explained by the population survey looking at the worst case scenario. When looking at the total decayed, missing, and filled surfaces and teeth (DMFS and DMFT), there was essentially no significant difference between the oral health status of the aeromedical evaluation referrals and the USAF aviator population. Keywords: Oral health status, Dental needs survey.

Descriptors :   *ORAL HEALTH, *HEALTH SURVEYS, AERONAUTICS, AIR FORCE, COMPARISON, DENTISTRY, FILLING, HEALTH, PILOTS, POPULATION, SCENARIOS, SURFACES, SURVEYS, TEETH, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, AVIATION PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE