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

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

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dc.contributor.author Lundegren, Nina
dc.contributor.author Axtelius, Björn
dc.contributor.author Åkerman, Sigvard
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-04T11:23:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-04T11:23:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1502-3850 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15652
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Informa Healthcare
dc.subject dentistry en_US
dc.subject epidemiology en_US
dc.subject evaluated oral health en_US
dc.subject socioeconomic factors en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Oral health in the adult population of Skane, Sweden : a clinical study en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/00016357.2011.640279 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Acta Odontologica Scandinavica;6
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 70 en_US
dc.format.ePage 519
dc.format.sPage 511
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