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Periodontal attachment loss in an untreated isolated population of Brazil.
J Periodontol. 2008 Apr; 79(4):610-20.JP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, extent, and severity of clinical attachment loss (CAL) and to investigate the association of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral risk indicators with CAL in an untreated isolated population in Brazil.

METHODS

All subjects aged > or =12 years were identified by a census. Participants were submitted to a full-mouth clinical examination of six sites per tooth and were interviewed using a structured, written questionnaire.

RESULTS

Among the 214 subjects who were interviewed and examined clinically, CAL > or =5 mm in at least one site was observed in 8% of the 12- to 19-year-olds and in all dentate subjects > or =50 years of age; the age-dependent prevalence of CAL > or =7 mm in at least one site ranged from 5% among 12- to 19-year-olds to 83% among subjects > or =50 years old. Multivariate analysis identified plaque (odds ratio [OR] = 2.8), supragingival calculus (OR = 2.9 to 10.6), age > or =30 years (OR = 11.4), and smoking (OR = 2.4) as risk indicators for CAL > or =5 mm and smoking (OR = 8.2) as a risk indicator for CAL > or =7 mm.

CONCLUSIONS

CAL is highly prevalent in this isolated population. The high occurrence of CAL in young age groups and the confirmation of traditional risk indicators for CAL in this study suggest that other factors, such as host susceptibility, may be needed to explain the high levels of CAL found. Age and behavioral factors were risk indicators associated significantly with the CAL found in this population and may be useful indicators of high-risk subjects for periodontal diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. pcorraini@usp.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18380553

Citation

Corraini, Priscila, et al. "Periodontal Attachment Loss in an Untreated Isolated Population of Brazil." Journal of Periodontology, vol. 79, no. 4, 2008, pp. 610-20.
Corraini P, Baelum V, Pannuti CM, et al. Periodontal attachment loss in an untreated isolated population of Brazil. J Periodontol. 2008;79(4):610-20.
Corraini, P., Baelum, V., Pannuti, C. M., Pustiglioni, A. N., Romito, G. A., & Pustiglioni, F. E. (2008). Periodontal attachment loss in an untreated isolated population of Brazil. Journal of Periodontology, 79(4), 610-20. https://doi.org/10.1902/jop.2008.070294
Corraini P, et al. Periodontal Attachment Loss in an Untreated Isolated Population of Brazil. J Periodontol. 2008;79(4):610-20. PubMed PMID: 18380553.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Periodontal attachment loss in an untreated isolated population of Brazil. AU - Corraini,Priscila, AU - Baelum,Vibeke, AU - Pannuti,Cláudio Mendes, AU - Pustiglioni,Alessandro Nautili, AU - Romito,Giuseppe Alexandre, AU - Pustiglioni,Francisco Emílio, PY - 2008/4/3/pubmed PY - 2008/8/1/medline PY - 2008/4/3/entrez SP - 610 EP - 20 JF - Journal of periodontology JO - J Periodontol VL - 79 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, extent, and severity of clinical attachment loss (CAL) and to investigate the association of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral risk indicators with CAL in an untreated isolated population in Brazil. METHODS: All subjects aged > or =12 years were identified by a census. Participants were submitted to a full-mouth clinical examination of six sites per tooth and were interviewed using a structured, written questionnaire. RESULTS: Among the 214 subjects who were interviewed and examined clinically, CAL > or =5 mm in at least one site was observed in 8% of the 12- to 19-year-olds and in all dentate subjects > or =50 years of age; the age-dependent prevalence of CAL > or =7 mm in at least one site ranged from 5% among 12- to 19-year-olds to 83% among subjects > or =50 years old. Multivariate analysis identified plaque (odds ratio [OR] = 2.8), supragingival calculus (OR = 2.9 to 10.6), age > or =30 years (OR = 11.4), and smoking (OR = 2.4) as risk indicators for CAL > or =5 mm and smoking (OR = 8.2) as a risk indicator for CAL > or =7 mm. CONCLUSIONS: CAL is highly prevalent in this isolated population. The high occurrence of CAL in young age groups and the confirmation of traditional risk indicators for CAL in this study suggest that other factors, such as host susceptibility, may be needed to explain the high levels of CAL found. Age and behavioral factors were risk indicators associated significantly with the CAL found in this population and may be useful indicators of high-risk subjects for periodontal diseases. SN - 0022-3492 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18380553/Periodontal_attachment_loss_in_an_untreated_isolated_population_of_Brazil_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1902/jop.2008.070294 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -