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Association of adverse oral health outcomes with socioeconomic inequalities and dental needs in Brazilian adolescents

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Title
Association of adverse oral health outcomes with socioeconomic inequalities and dental needs in Brazilian adolescents
Published in
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00165415
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Daniela de Rossi Figueiredo, João Luiz Bastos, Karen Glazer Peres

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the relations between adverse oral outcomes and socioeconomic, demographic, and self-rated oral health variables and to describe their distribution. Principal component analysis was conducted on data from adolescents in the Brazilian National Oral Health Survey (N = 5,445). Higher loadings were found for crowding (0.6), maxillary and mandibular irregularities (0.5), and count of communitary periodontal index (CPI) sextants with bleeding and dental calculus (0.5). The mean rates for periodontal and occlusal disorders were at least two times higher in adolescents from lower income families and those reporting the need for dental prostheses, as well as those dissatisfied with their dental and overall oral health. Increased mean rates of occlusal disorders were associated with schooling delay and history of toothache in the previous six months. The mean scores suggested accumulation of at least one of the negative oral health indicators in the lower income strata, among adolescents with schooling delay, and in those reporting dental needs. The results suggest priorities for planning and monitoring as a function of oral health requirements.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 13%
Unknown 13 87%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 13%
Unknown 13 87%