Non-milk extrinsic sugar (nmes) intake and the effect on dentition in children aged 4 to 6 years in Datuk Simon Fung Kindergarten, Kingfisher

Tamilselvi Pathnppan, (2009) Non-milk extrinsic sugar (nmes) intake and the effect on dentition in children aged 4 to 6 years in Datuk Simon Fung Kindergarten, Kingfisher. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The study of Non-Milk Extrinsic Sugar (NMES) intake in Malaysia is somewhat hampered by the lack of data on NMES content of Malaysian food. The objective of this study was to identify NMES consumption patterns, to examine the relationship between NMES consumption and dental caries experiences, taking into account confounding factors and identify patterns of dental caries among subjects. The study was divided into two components: (1) food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to measure NMES intake and (2) dental examination by a qualified dentist on preschoolers (17=30, 18 males, 12 females; mean age 5.1±0.69 years) attending Datuk Simon Fung kindergarten, Kingfisher. Subjects came from middle to upper-middle class families. The FFQ consisted of 25 food and beverage items with considerable amounts of NMES commonly consumed by children. The mean intake of NMES among subjects is 3.18g/day. There were 13 types of food items that were commonly consumed by the subjects. There was no significant difference in mean intake of NMES among male and female and among caries and noncaries subjects. There was no association between NMES consumption and caries (rs=0.043, p=0.823), filled teeth (rs=-0.091, p=0.634) or crowned teeth (rs=0.054, p=0.778) among the subjects. From the 30 subjects, 22 were identified having dental caries while 8 were non-caries. The findings clearly indicate the need for studies quantifying NMES content for Malaysian food. There was also a need to repeat such studies in a sample of medium to low income households.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-milk extrinsic sugar, Datuk Simon Fung Kindergarten, Malaysian food
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 02:27
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 00:58
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/3477

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