Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Adult population


Cephalometric evaluation of young South Indian adults using Tweed’s analysis

Dr. Evan. A. Clement; Dr. Veerasankar S; Dr. Janagarathinam; Dr. Dharmisha A; Dr. Anitha A

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 911-918

The aim of the present study was to establish the Tweed’s parameters for South Indian population. A study of 70 South Indian young adults (35 males and 35 females) within age range of 18-28 years with acceptable profile and occlusion were selected for the study and assessed using Tweed’s analysis. The three angular parameters of Tweed’s analysis, Frankfort Mandibular plane angle (FMA), Frankfort Mandibular Incisal Angle (FMIA) and Incisor Mandibular plane angle (IMPA) for the South Indian population was measured and found to be 23.1, 57.1 and 99.8 degree respectively. Significant difference was seen among young adult South Indian population and Caucasian values of Tweeds diagnostic triangle. There was a difference in between the mean values of FMA
and FMIA among male and female South Indian population and the IMPA did not show any difference.

KNOWLEDGE and AWARENESS of VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG the GENERAL ADULT POPULATION in BAHRAIN: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Hala Mohamed Sanad; Gayathri Priya; Jameela Jassim Mukhaimer; Govindaraj V. Asokan; Safia Belal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 180-191

Background: Vitamin D deficiency is a common health problem in many countries, including Bahrain. However, little data exists about the awareness and the level of knowledge of vitamin D among Arab Gulf populations. Method: A cross-sectional study design was employed. A self-administered questionnaire was administered to an adult sample of 335 participants seeking information on their knowledge about vitamin D. Findings: 81.2% of the study participants had unsatisfactory total knowledge score of vitamin D. Level of education and the sources of information about vitamin D were the main significant factors that appear to influence the participants’ vitamin D awareness status. Most the participants recognized that exposure to sunlight encourages the production of vitamin D, however, only a small proportion of participants were aware of the sources of vitamin D in daily food intake and health consequences of vitamin D deficiency. Conclusion: There is inadequate knowledge and awareness regarding vitamin D deficiency among adult Bahrain population. Health campaigns are urgently needed in order to improve the community’s knowledge about the benefits and sources of vitamin D