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Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents.
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2006 Jun; 34(3):184-96.CD

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the association between socioeconomic position and periodontal diseases among adolescents.

METHODS

Data were obtained from 9203 Chilean high school students. Clinical examinations included direct recordings of clinical attachment level and the necrotizing ulcerative gingival lesions. Students answered a questionnaire on various dimensions of socioeconomic position. Seven periodontal outcomes were analyzed. Logistic regression analyses were used to identify socioeconomic variables associated with the periodontal outcomes.

RESULTS

The occurrence of all periodontal outcomes investigated followed social gradients, and paternal income and parental education were the most influential variables.

CONCLUSIONS

The study demonstrates the existence of significant social gradients in periodontal diseases already among adolescents. This is worrying, and indicates a new potential for further insight into the mechanisms of periodontal disease causation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Oral Health and Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. rlopez@odont.au.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16674750

Citation

López, Rodrigo, et al. "Social Gradients in Periodontal Diseases Among Adolescents." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 34, no. 3, 2006, pp. 184-96.
López R, Fernández O, Baelum V. Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2006;34(3):184-96.
López, R., Fernández, O., & Baelum, V. (2006). Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 34(3), 184-96.
López R, Fernández O, Baelum V. Social Gradients in Periodontal Diseases Among Adolescents. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2006;34(3):184-96. PubMed PMID: 16674750.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents. AU - López,Rodrigo, AU - Fernández,Olaya, AU - Baelum,Vibeke, PY - 2006/5/6/pubmed PY - 2006/7/19/medline PY - 2006/5/6/entrez SP - 184 EP - 96 JF - Community dentistry and oral epidemiology JO - Community Dent Oral Epidemiol VL - 34 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between socioeconomic position and periodontal diseases among adolescents. METHODS: Data were obtained from 9203 Chilean high school students. Clinical examinations included direct recordings of clinical attachment level and the necrotizing ulcerative gingival lesions. Students answered a questionnaire on various dimensions of socioeconomic position. Seven periodontal outcomes were analyzed. Logistic regression analyses were used to identify socioeconomic variables associated with the periodontal outcomes. RESULTS: The occurrence of all periodontal outcomes investigated followed social gradients, and paternal income and parental education were the most influential variables. CONCLUSIONS: The study demonstrates the existence of significant social gradients in periodontal diseases already among adolescents. This is worrying, and indicates a new potential for further insight into the mechanisms of periodontal disease causation. SN - 0301-5661 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16674750/Social_gradients_in_periodontal_diseases_among_adolescents_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0528.2006.00271.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -