Principal Investigator(s): Moss, Stephen J., New York University. College of Dentistry
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an educational program called "Your Child's Teeth", which was designed to modify mothers' care of their young children's teeth. These data, gathered at three consecutive weekly sessions with mothers, children, and dental health counselors in New York City, provide information on the oral health of the children and the extent of the mothers' knowledge of dental care for infants. Information on the oral health of the children includes scores of caries and abscesses in the maxillary teeth, and indices of maxillary and mandibular plaque and gingivitis. Mothers were queried on how to clean infants' teeth and gums, how to prevent use of a baby's bottle from causing cavities, and other behaviors and practices related to dental hygiene. Demographics include mother's age, race, and education, as well as child's age and gender.
These data are freely available.
Moss, Stephen J. "Your Child's Teeth" Project, 1991-1993: [New York City]. ICPSR06578-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06578.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06578.v1
This study was funded by:
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (16783)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Disadvantaged pregnant women or new mothers with children less than five years old.
Data Types: survey data, and clinical data
Sample: Convenience sample of persons attending preschool parent programs and homeless shelters in New York City.
self-enumerated questionnaires, reports of test results, and dental examinations
Original ICPSR Release: 1996-10-01
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