The timing of eruption of the primary dentition in Nigerian children

Morenike Folayan, Foluso Owotade, Ebun Adejuyigbe, Saunak Sen, Biola Lawal, Kizito Ndukwe

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were to clarify the eruption time and sequence for primary teeth in Nigerian children. It also investigated the effect of sex and socioeconomic status on the timing and sequence of eruption. A random sample of 1,657 children from ages of 3-40 months were examined - 921 (55.6%) males and 736 (44.4%) females. The age of eruption of the teeth was estimated using probit regression. The results show that there was no effect of sex, socioeconomic status or breastfeeding status on the timing of eruption and pattern of teeth eruption in Nigerian children. Left and right teeth had similar eruption times. Eruption times of the lateral incisor, canine, and molars were similar for upper and lower teeth. Interpopulation studies however showed that though the sequence of eruption of primary teeth in Nigerian population is similar to that of their peers in other compared populations, there are observable sex differences in the timing of tooth eruption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-448
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume134
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Tooth Eruption
Deciduous Tooth
Social Class
social status
Tooth
Incisor
Breast Feeding
Sex Characteristics
random sample
Population
Canidae
regression
time

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  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology

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The timing of eruption of the primary dentition in Nigerian children. / Folayan, Morenike; Owotade, Foluso; Adejuyigbe, Ebun; Sen, Saunak; Lawal, Biola; Ndukwe, Kizito.

In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 134, No. 4, 01.12.2007, p. 443-448.

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Folayan, M, Owotade, F, Adejuyigbe, E, Sen, S, Lawal, B & Ndukwe, K 2007, 'The timing of eruption of the primary dentition in Nigerian children', American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 134, no. 4, pp. 443-448. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20635
Folayan, Morenike ; Owotade, Foluso ; Adejuyigbe, Ebun ; Sen, Saunak ; Lawal, Biola ; Ndukwe, Kizito. / The timing of eruption of the primary dentition in Nigerian children. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2007 ; Vol. 134, No. 4. pp. 443-448.
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