Volume 6 Issue 7 (July, 2018)

Original Articles

Assessment of Prosthodontic status and needs among adult population of Trans-varuna Region of Varanasi- A Cross Sectional Study
Amit Raj, Pavan Kumar Dubey, PG Naveen Kumar, Atul Bhatnagar, Adit Srivastava

The aim of the study is to assess the Prosthodontic status and needs with respect to age, gender, educational level and socio-economic status in urban areas of Trans- Varuna region. An on-site survey was conducted in Varanasi urban region between June 2016 to December 2016. Data was acquired by means of interview and clinical examination and was statistically analysed using chi-square test. A total of 5,631 participants were enrolled for the study. Prosthodontic treatment needs were maximum in females and in the age group of 46-60 years. Intermediate and low socio-economic group (Non-working, Unskilled worker and Semi-skilled worker) were having high prosthodontic needs. This study clearly reveals that age, gender, educational and socio-economic level plays a significant role in behaviour towards prosthodontic interventions. Key words: Trans Varuna Region, Prosthodontic need assessment, socio-economic status

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