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Factors associated with prevalence of oral lesions and oral self-examination in young adults from a birth cohort in Southern Brazil.
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PMID:  23370035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and characteristics of oral lesions and oral self-examination and the association between these variables and life course determinants in a young population. A representative sample (n = 720) of all births occurring in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, in 1982, was investigated and the outcomes were assessed in 2006. Data regarding exploratory variables was collected from other cohort waves. The prevalence of oral lesions was 23.3% (95%CI: 20.3-26.6). A total of 31% of individuals (95%CI: 27.6-34.4) reported never having performed oral self-examination. Multivariable analysis showed that low socio-economic status at birth, lack of oral hygiene instruction from a dentist up to the age of 15 years and smoking habits at the age of 22 year were associated with the presence of oral lesions. Performing oral self-examination was associated with high levels of maternal schooling at birth and having received oral hygiene orientation from a dentist up to the age of 15 years. Socioeconomic and behavioral factors are associated with both presence of oral mucosal lesions and the habit of performing self-examination.
Marcos Britto Correa; Sandra Beatriz Chaves Tarquinio; Luisa Jardim Correa de Oliveira; Marco Aurélio Peres; Karen Glazer Peres; Denise Petrucci Gigante; Bernardo Lessa Horta; Flávio Fernando Demarco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública / Ministério da Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil.
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