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Amount and type of alcohol consumption and missing teeth among community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior study.
J Public Health Dent. 2011 Fall; 71(4):318-26.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To study if an association between total weekly intake of alcohol, type-specific weekly alcohol intake, alcoholic beverage preference, and the number of teeth among older people exists.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study including a total of 783 community-dwelling men and women aged 65-95 years who were interviewed about alcohol drinking habits and underwent a clinical oral and dental examination. Multiple regression analyses were applied for studying the association between total weekly alcohol consumption, beverage-specific alcohol consumption, beverage preference (defined as the highest intake of one beverage type compared with two other types), and the number of remaining teeth (≤ 20 versus >20 remaining teeth).

RESULTS

The odds ratio (OR) of having a low number of teeth decreased with the total intake of alcohol in women, with ORs for a low number of teeth of 0.40 [95 percent confidence interval (CI) 0.22-0.76] in women drinking 1-14 drinks per week and 0.34 (95 percent CI 0.16-0.74) in women with an intake of more than 14 drinks per week compared with abstainers. Similar relations could also be obtained for type-specific alcohol intake of wine and for wine and spirits preference among women. Men who preferred beer showed a decreased risk for a low number of teeth compared with men with other alcohol preferences.

CONCLUSION

In this study, alcohol consumption, wine drinking, and wine and spirits preference among women were associated with a higher number of teeth compared with abstainers. Among men, those who preferred beer also had a higher number of teeth.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Copenhagen Gerontological Oral Health Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. karen.heegaard@mail.tele.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22320290

Citation

Heegaard, Karen, et al. "Amount and Type of Alcohol Consumption and Missing Teeth Among Community-dwelling Older Adults: Findings From the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior Study." Journal of Public Health Dentistry, vol. 71, no. 4, 2011, pp. 318-26.
Heegaard K, Avlund K, Holm-Pedersen P, et al. Amount and type of alcohol consumption and missing teeth among community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior study. J Public Health Dent. 2011;71(4):318-26.
Heegaard, K., Avlund, K., Holm-Pedersen, P., Hvidtfeldt, U. A., Bardow, A., & Grønbaek, M. (2011). Amount and type of alcohol consumption and missing teeth among community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior study. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71(4), 318-26. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00276.x
Heegaard K, et al. Amount and Type of Alcohol Consumption and Missing Teeth Among Community-dwelling Older Adults: Findings From the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior Study. J Public Health Dent. 2011;71(4):318-26. PubMed PMID: 22320290.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Amount and type of alcohol consumption and missing teeth among community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior study. AU - Heegaard,Karen, AU - Avlund,Kirsten, AU - Holm-Pedersen,Poul, AU - Hvidtfeldt,Ulla A, AU - Bardow,Allan, AU - Grønbaek,Morten, Y1 - 2011/08/19/ PY - 2012/2/11/entrez PY - 2012/2/11/pubmed PY - 2012/4/6/medline SP - 318 EP - 26 JF - Journal of public health dentistry JO - J Public Health Dent VL - 71 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To study if an association between total weekly intake of alcohol, type-specific weekly alcohol intake, alcoholic beverage preference, and the number of teeth among older people exists. METHODS: A cross-sectional study including a total of 783 community-dwelling men and women aged 65-95 years who were interviewed about alcohol drinking habits and underwent a clinical oral and dental examination. Multiple regression analyses were applied for studying the association between total weekly alcohol consumption, beverage-specific alcohol consumption, beverage preference (defined as the highest intake of one beverage type compared with two other types), and the number of remaining teeth (≤ 20 versus >20 remaining teeth). RESULTS: The odds ratio (OR) of having a low number of teeth decreased with the total intake of alcohol in women, with ORs for a low number of teeth of 0.40 [95 percent confidence interval (CI) 0.22-0.76] in women drinking 1-14 drinks per week and 0.34 (95 percent CI 0.16-0.74) in women with an intake of more than 14 drinks per week compared with abstainers. Similar relations could also be obtained for type-specific alcohol intake of wine and for wine and spirits preference among women. Men who preferred beer showed a decreased risk for a low number of teeth compared with men with other alcohol preferences. CONCLUSION: In this study, alcohol consumption, wine drinking, and wine and spirits preference among women were associated with a higher number of teeth compared with abstainers. Among men, those who preferred beer also had a higher number of teeth. SN - 0022-4006 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22320290/Amount_and_type_of_alcohol_consumption_and_missing_teeth_among_community_dwelling_older_adults:_findings_from_the_Copenhagen_Oral_Health_Senior_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00276.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -