Prevalence of NNSH in a Group of Egyptian Children Aged 3-8 Years Old in Giza Governorate: A Cross Sectional Study.

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Cairo University (CU)

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Child Behavior

Treatments

Behavioral: no intervention

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03054493
AMNassar

Details and patient eligibility

About

Prevalence of non-nutritive sucking habits (NNSH) in a group of Egyptian children aged 3-8 years old in Giza Governorate. Assessment of factors associated with NNSH.

Full description

Several studies have reported on the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking behaviors among infants and young children in different populations. Non-nutritive sucking is regarded as a normal part of development, and early studies of its prevalence generally found that 70-90% of children had some history of a non-nutritive sucking habit. Like these early studies, most recent studies have used retrospective methods to assess the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking habits. Prolonged duration of non-nutritive sucking behaviors may have consequences in regard to the developing orofacial structures and occlusion. Little is known as to why some children have sucking habits beyond the first 2 to 3 years of life. Prevalence of NNSH and associated factors in Egyptian children might be different.

Enrollment

1,023 patients

Sex

All

Ages

3 to 8 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • 3-8 years old children.
  • Children free of systemic diseases.
  • Positive patient/parents acceptance for participation in the study.
  • Both sexes will be included.

Exclusion criteria

  • Disabled children.
  • Children with cleft lip & palate.
  • TMJ disorders.
  • Children undergoing orthodontic/orthopedic treatment.
  • Participants who were exposed to thumb sucking prevention programs.

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