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Revista Estomatológica Herediana

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DIAZ-ORAHULIO, Gabriela Dayanna  and  LEON-MANCO, Roberto Antonio. Nutritional status and tooth eruption sequence in children´s under 12 years of age Pachacámac SOS Children´s Village, District Pachacámac, Lima-Perú. Rev. Estomatol. Herediana [online]. 2014, vol.24, n.4, pp.213-219. ISSN 1019-4355.

Objectives: To describe the association between nutritional status and sequence of tooth eruption in children under 12 years of SOS Children’s Village Pachacamac, District of Pachacamac, Lima - Perú, in 2013. Methods: Cross-sectional, observational study descriptive and retrospective. 37 Dental records were examined children 3 to 12 years of database SOS Children’s Village Pachacamac the Academic Department of Social Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry Roberto Beltrán, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Perú), where information age, sex, height, weight and sequence of tooth eruption of the children examined was found. Results: Of the children, it was found that 34 (91.9%) had malnutrition and 8 (21.6%) alteration in the sequence of tooth eruption. No statistically significant association was found between these variables. Conclusion: There was no association between nutritional status and sequence of tooth eruption in children under 12 years who were assessed.

Keywords : Tooth eruption; nutritional status; malnutrition.

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