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Gender differences in tooth loss among Chilean adolescents: socio-economic and behavioral correlates.
Acta Odontol Scand. 2006 Jun; 64(3):169-76.AO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate gender differences in tooth loss among Chilean adolescents and its association with selected socio-economic indicators and oral-health-related behaviors.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Data on 9,163 Chilean adolescents obtained using multistage random cluster procedures. Clinical recordings included information on missing teeth and the participants provided information on socio-demographic factors and oral-related behaviors. Two eruption-time-adjusted logistic regression analyses were used to investigate the associations between gender, tooth loss and socio-economic position/oral-health-related behaviors.

RESULTS

The association between gender and tooth loss remained after adjusting for age, eruption times in both the socio-economic position regression model and the oral-health-related behaviors model. Tooth loss followed social gradients for the variables paternal income and achieved parental education, with students reporting a paternal income < 100,000 US dollars (OR = 2.0), and having a father (OR = 1.8) and a mother (OR = 2.0) who achieved only primary school education being more likely to experience tooth loss. The adjusted regression model for behavioral indicators revealed that students who reported brushing their teeth once a day (OR = 1.6) were more likely to have experienced tooth loss than those who reported more frequent toothbrushing. Students who visited a dentist rarely (OR = 0.8) or never (OR = 0.5) were less likely to have lost first molars and/or incisors.

CONCLUSIONS

The results demonstrate that gender differences in tooth loss among young Chileans are related to socio-economic position; and selected oral-health-related behaviors after adjusting for eruption time variation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. rlopez@odont.au.dkNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16809195

Citation

López, Rodrigo, and Vibeke Baelum. "Gender Differences in Tooth Loss Among Chilean Adolescents: Socio-economic and Behavioral Correlates." Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, vol. 64, no. 3, 2006, pp. 169-76.
López R, Baelum V. Gender differences in tooth loss among Chilean adolescents: socio-economic and behavioral correlates. Acta Odontol Scand. 2006;64(3):169-76.
López, R., & Baelum, V. (2006). Gender differences in tooth loss among Chilean adolescents: socio-economic and behavioral correlates. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 64(3), 169-76.
López R, Baelum V. Gender Differences in Tooth Loss Among Chilean Adolescents: Socio-economic and Behavioral Correlates. Acta Odontol Scand. 2006;64(3):169-76. PubMed PMID: 16809195.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gender differences in tooth loss among Chilean adolescents: socio-economic and behavioral correlates. AU - López,Rodrigo, AU - Baelum,Vibeke, PY - 2006/7/1/pubmed PY - 2006/9/1/medline PY - 2006/7/1/entrez SP - 169 EP - 76 JF - Acta odontologica Scandinavica JO - Acta Odontol Scand VL - 64 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate gender differences in tooth loss among Chilean adolescents and its association with selected socio-economic indicators and oral-health-related behaviors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on 9,163 Chilean adolescents obtained using multistage random cluster procedures. Clinical recordings included information on missing teeth and the participants provided information on socio-demographic factors and oral-related behaviors. Two eruption-time-adjusted logistic regression analyses were used to investigate the associations between gender, tooth loss and socio-economic position/oral-health-related behaviors. RESULTS: The association between gender and tooth loss remained after adjusting for age, eruption times in both the socio-economic position regression model and the oral-health-related behaviors model. Tooth loss followed social gradients for the variables paternal income and achieved parental education, with students reporting a paternal income < 100,000 US dollars (OR = 2.0), and having a father (OR = 1.8) and a mother (OR = 2.0) who achieved only primary school education being more likely to experience tooth loss. The adjusted regression model for behavioral indicators revealed that students who reported brushing their teeth once a day (OR = 1.6) were more likely to have experienced tooth loss than those who reported more frequent toothbrushing. Students who visited a dentist rarely (OR = 0.8) or never (OR = 0.5) were less likely to have lost first molars and/or incisors. CONCLUSIONS: The results demonstrate that gender differences in tooth loss among young Chileans are related to socio-economic position; and selected oral-health-related behaviors after adjusting for eruption time variation. SN - 0001-6357 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16809195/Gender_differences_in_tooth_loss_among_Chilean_adolescents:_socio_economic_and_behavioral_correlates_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00016350500514824 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -