publication . Article . 2003

Impact of socio-demographic variables, oral hygiene practices and oral habits on periodontal health status of Indian elderly : a community-based study.

Shah N; Sundaram K;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Research, volume 14, issue 4, pages 289-97 (issn: 0970-9290, eissn: 1998-3603, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. It is has insidious onset, chronic course, and commonly result due to cumulative effect of dietary habits, oral hygiene methods and oral habits practiced over the years. This study was planned to evaluate the periodontal health status of elderly population (above 60 years) in the community, using CPITN index, gingival recession, mobility of teeth and halitosis, using modified WHO Oral Health Survey Proforma. In addition, impact of several socio-demographic variables, oral hygiene practices, oral habits, chronic systemic diseases, dietary preferences and body mass index (BMI) on periodontal health status...
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Aged, Body Mass Index, Cardiovascular Diseases, complications, epidemiology, Community Dentistry, Diet, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Habits, lcsh:Dentistry, lcsh:RK1-715
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