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Protocol - Fluoride Use

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Description:

These questions address fluoride use by adults and children. The participant is asked about the use of fluoridated toothpaste and dietary fluoride supplements.

Protocol:

1a. Does anyone in the family use toothpaste with fluoride?

[ ] 1 Yes (Go to question 1b)

[ ] 2 No (Go to question 2)

[ ] 9 Don't Know (Go to question 2)

1b. Who is this? ___________________________

1c. Anyone else?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

If yes, Re-ask 1b and 1c

2. [Doctors or dentists may prescribe or provide tablets, drops, or supplements with fluoride in them. (Sometimes these are given at school.)]

Does [child's name] now take vitamins with FLUORIDE in them or any other kind of FLUORIDE tablets, drops, or supplements?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 9 Don't Know

Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don't know" response is provided.

*There are multiple modes to administer these questions (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants:

Participants ≥18 years of age respond for themselves and all members of their family.

Specific Instructions:

The Working Group recommends that interviewers should be instructed to establish and document the biological or familial relationship between the respondent and family member.

Selection Rationale

The protocol from a national study includes questions about the respondent's use of fluoride, including fluoride toothpaste and the use of dietary fluoride supplements prescribed by a dentist or physician.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Fluoride Use Text 2966467 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Oral fluoride use proto 62588-9 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). (1983). Dental Care. Questions N4a–c (questions 1a–c).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). (1989). Dental Care. Question P8 (question 2).

General References

None

Protocol ID:

80601

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX080601_Fluoride_Toothpaste_Anyone_Else PX080601010300 Anyone else? 4 N/A
PX080601_Fluoride_Toothpaste_In_Family PX080601010100 Does anyone in the family use toothpaste with fluoride? 4 N/A
PX080601_Fluoride_Toothpaste_Who PX080601010200 Who is this? 4 N/A
PX080601_Fluoride_Vitamin_Tablet_Drop_Supplement PX080601020000 Does [child's name] now take vitamins with FLUORIDE in them or any other kind of FLUORIDE tablets, drops or supplements? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Fluoride Use

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

A measure to assess fluoride exposure from fluoride toothpaste and dietary fluoride supplements.

Purpose

Fluoride is known to prevent tooth decay.

Keywords

Oral health, Fluoride, Fluoride exposure, Dental care, National Health Interview Survey