Association between Dental Caries and Body Mass Index-For-Age among 6-11-Year-Old Children in Isfahan in 2007

Mostafa Sadeghi & Farnosh Alizadeh
Background and aims. Childhood obesity has been associated with high refined sugar intake. The relationship between sucrose intake and development of dental caries has been established. The aim of this study was to determine the association between age-specific body mass index (BMI-for-age) and dental caries in children. Materials and methods. In this cross-sectional study a total of 1003 children were screened. Weight, height, BMI-for-age and dental caries of 633 (317 boys, 316 girls) 6-11-year-old children...