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PIMENTEL, Fernando Castim et al. Analysis of oral health indicators of Pernambuco: performance of cities according to size population, population enrolled in the Information System for Primary Care and proportion in the Family Health Strategy. Cad. saúde colet. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.1, pp.54-61. ISSN 2358-291X.

This study aimed to analyze the oral health care in the state of Pernambuco, from its indicators, according to variable population size, proportion of the population registered teams and the relationship between family health and oral health teams. For this, we used secondary data obtained from the Outpatient Information System (SIA/SUS), National Registry of Health (CNES) and Information System of Primary Care (SIAB), using the ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test for data analysis. The results showed that the population size of cities has shown to be related to the performance of some indicators: large cities had lower values for proportion of tooth extractions (p=0,0006). The organization of oral health teams was another aspect discussed in this study, noting that the greater the coverage and when the relationship between the teams was 1:1, the indicators were more favorable for the first dental visit, supervised brushing, average number of procedures and proportion of individual dental extractions, all show significant differences (p<0,05). Thus, it can be concluded that demographics, coverage of the strategy and proportional relationship teams influence the performance of oral health indicators in municipalities in the state of Pernambuco.

Keywords : oral health; public health dentistry; dental health services; health evaluation; Family Health Program.

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