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Application of GIS techniques in oral epidemiology

Application of GIS techniques in oral epidemiology

 

Periodontal disease studies in adolescents have shown considerable results. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of periodontal disease in adolescents living in Jequitinhonha Valley, State of Minas Gerais, South-Eastern Brazil.For this study, geoprocessing technology was used to elaborate qParte superior do formuláriParte inferior do formuláriouantitative and qualitative coropletic maps, in which it was possible to associate colour grading with Communitary Periodontal Index (CPI) variables drawn from a previous cross-sectional study (UFMG’s Dentistry College, 2010). The study selected 13 cities of Jequitinhonha Valley, considering its population size and performance of oral health services.

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