Oral Health Status of Male Swedish Citizens at Admission to Prison

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Oral Health Status of Male Swedish Citizens at Admission to Prison
Author Priwe, Christer ; Carlsson, Peter
Date 2018
English abstract
The aim of the study was to describe oral health status as well as risk factors related to the oral health in a prison inmate population at admission. A sample of 186 men admitted to one of Sweden's prisons were examined and interviewed to collect information. The results indicate a high prevalence of untreated oral disease and oral health risk factors in the sample. Seventy-one percent of the study population indicated drug abuse. Only 4.9% were assessed with completely healthy periodontal tissues, and 66% showed at least one tooth with untreated caries. According to the current regulations on dental care for inmates, only 11% of the study population was entitled to basic dental treatment (except emergency).
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1078345818792243 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Sage
Host/Issue Journal of Correctional Health Care;4
Volume 24
ISSN 1078-3458
Language eng (iso)
Subject drug abuse
prisoner
oral health
dental caries
periodontal disease
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/26621 Permalink to this page
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