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Research Article, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Application of GIS techniques in oral epidemiology

Emílio Prado da Fonseca1-3*
1Masters Degree at Dentistry College, Federal University of Minas Gerais(UFMG), Brazil
2Member of International Society of Geospatial Health, Gnosis-GIS, Brazil
3Health Surveillance Inspector, Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Corresponding author : Emílio Prado da Fonseca
Health Surveillance Inspector, Rua Guaporé 340 apto 37, 35500 135 Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tel: 553-119988500366
E-mail: [email protected].br
Received: July 07, 2014 Accepted: March 12, 2015 Published: March 16, 2015
Citation: da Fonseca EP (2015) Mapping of Adolescents with Gingivitis and Dental Calculus in Jequitinhonha Valley, Brazil. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview 3:1. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.1000125


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.

Keywords: Adolescents; Epidemiology; Maps; Oral health

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