Kariesförekomst hos invandrarbarn i Sverige, Norge, Finland och Danmark

Translated title of the thesis: Caries prevalence of immigrant children in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark
  • Elisabeth Hellberg
  • Helena Koss

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Of all the children in the world 90% have had tooth decay. World Health Organisation has established goals to reduce the caries prevalence. In the year of 2000, the goal was that 12 - year-olds should not exceed DMFT 3 and 2020, 80% of all the world's children at aged 6 should be caries-free. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence in children aged 3-19 years, with an immigrant background in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The method that was used was a literature review. Data were searched in PubMed using the keywords "children", "immigrant", "immigrants", "caries". Papers before the year 2000 were excluded. Nine scientific papers were found. Non of these were found from Finland. The caries prevalence was presented in dmfs/DMFS, dmft/DMFT, dfs/DFS and in percentage. The result showed a high caries index in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The conclusion suggests that children and adolescents with immigrant backgrounds have a high caries prevalence in these countries.

    Date of Award2014-Jun-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorPia Andersson (Supervisor), Carina Mårtensson (Supervisor) & Stefan Renvert (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Oral Health

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Dentistry (30216)

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