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Oral health status in elders from South Brazil: a population-based study.
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PMID:  22486627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gerodontology 2012; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00617.x Oral health status in elders from South Brazil: a population-based study Objective:  To assess the oral health status of community-dwelling adults aged 60 years and older from southern Brazil and to determine demographics, socioeconomic, behavioural and dental risk indicators. Materials and methods:  This cross-sectional study used a multistage, probability sampling method to draw a representative sample of the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, Brazil. A subsample of 217 subjects was included in this analysis. Oral mucosal lesions, dental caries, tooth loss and periodontal status (full-mouth, six sites per tooth exam) were assessed by calibrated examiners. Results:  Prevalence of edentulism was 39.5%, and mean tooth loss was 20.2 (SE = 0.6). Older individuals [Odds Ratio (OR) = 2.2], women (OR = 2.3), white people (OR = 5.9), individuals of lower socioeconomic status (OR = 5.6) and smokers (OR = 3.5) had higher likelihood of being edentulous. Approximately 36% of dentate individuals had caries and/or restoration affecting, in average, 5.0 teeth. Periodontitis affected 79% of subjects, and it was associated with older age (OR = 4.0), men (OR = 3.4) and large amounts of supragingival plaque (OR = 3.0). Conclusion:  Poor oral health was observed in this elderly population from South Brazil. Sociodemographic disparities accounted for most of the burden of disease and treatment needs.
Eduardo J Gaio; Alex N Haas; Vinícius C Carrard; Rui V Oppermann; Jasim Albandar; Cristiano Susin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gerodontology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2358     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8215850     Medline TA:  Gerodontology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Gerodontology Society and John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Departments of Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, USA Department of Periodontics and Oral Biology, Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine, Augusta, GA, USA.
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