Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Epidemiology
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Course Author(s): Edward Lo, BDS, MDS, PhD, FHKAM

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  1. Oral epidemiology studies provide information on the following topics, EXCEPT:
  1. What is the correct term for the proportion of individuals with a disease in a population at a specific point in time?
  1. What is the correct term for the changes in prevalence or incidence of disease with respect to time, location, or socioeconomics?
  1. All of the followings are types of measurement scales for indices EXCEPT:
  1. An index must be designed to measure the aspect of disease it is intended to measure, corresponding to the clinical stages of the disease.  This statement defines which of the following terms?
  1. Which of the following is true about the DMF index?
  1. What is the score range of the DMFS index?
  1. Which index calculates the number of surfaces that are decayed, missing, or filled in primary dentition?
  1. Which of the following are types of teeth not counted in calculating DMFT and DMFS?
  1. Which of the following is a limitation of DMF indices?
  1. What types of oral health data was NOT collected with the NHANES surveys?
  1. Which statistic accurately reflects the percentage of caries-free children in 2011-2016?
  1. Which of the following statements about the findings of the NHANES survey with regards to dental caries in children is true?
  1. What was one of the key similarities noted with regard to adult caries when comparing data from 1999–2004 to 2011-2016 reports?
  1. Which of the followings is a likely reason for women to have higher DMF scores?