Oral health in the adult population of Skane, Sweden : a clinical study

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Oral health in the adult population of Skane, Sweden : a clinical study
Author(s) Lundegren, Nina ; Axtelius, Björn ; Åkerman, Sigvard
Date 2012
English abstract
Objective. The aim of this study was to describe the oral health in the adult population of Skåne by clinical factors with special reference to age, gender, ethnicity and education. Materials and methods. Clinical examinations were performed on 451 randomly selected individuals, 20–89 years old, living in Skåne, Sweden. The clinical examination included a radiographic examination and a questionnaire. Clinical variables were put into cross-tabulations along with age, gender, educational level and ethnicity. Results. For all of the described clinical variables, except caries, the frequency increased with age. There were no differences in the clinical variables due to gender. The frequencies of missing teeth, caries, periodontal conditions and DMFT were higher among those with a lower educational level. More missing teeth, worse periodontal conditions, more apical destructions and less dental fillings were found in individuals who were not born in Sweden. Conclusions. The oral health in the adult population of Skåne was overall good, with low frequencies of oral disease and a large number of remaining teeth up to a high age. The patients' oral health status, as determined by a dentist's clinical examination, differed due to age, educational level and ethnicity, but not due to gender.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00016357.2011.640279 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Informa
Host/Issue Acta Odontologica Scandinavica;6
Volume 70
ISSN 1502-3850
Pages 511-519
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) dentistry
epidemiology
evaluated oral health
socioeconomic factors
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15652 (link to this page)

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