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Relationship between gender, income and education and self-perceived oral health among elderly Mexicans. An exploratory study

Overview of attention for article published in Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, April 2015
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Title
Relationship between gender, income and education and self-perceived oral health among elderly Mexicans. An exploratory study
Published in
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, April 2015
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232015204.00702014
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Rosa Diana Hernández-Palacios, Velia Ramírez-Amador, Edgar Carlos Jarillo-Soto, María Esther Irigoyen-Camacho, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between sociodemographic factors and self-perceived oral health (SPOH) among the elderly. A cross-sectional, exploratory examination of 150 elderly subjects whose ages ranged from 60-86 was conducted. These subjects used the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) to assess their SPOH. In addition, sociodemographic data were collected from study participants. Data were analyzed using Student's t-test, the examination of odds ratio (OR) of logistic regression analysis, the chi-square test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The mean decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT) index for the study participants was 20.1 ± 5.8; 21.3% of subjects were edentulous, and 69.3% of subjects wore removable dentures. 62.7% of study participants had poor SPOH (defined as GOHAI score <44). Poor SPOH was significantly more frequent among males (OR = 2.72, 95% CI: 1.03-7.13, p < 0.05), low-income individuals (OR = 2.7, 95% CI: 1.3 -5.8, p < 0.01), and subjects with less education (OR = 2.26, 95% CI: 1.1-4.6, p < 0.05) than among the overall subject population. The findings suggest that gender (male), low income and low educational levels have a significant influence on the self-perceived oral health status of elderly individuals, irrespective of tooth loss.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 20 67%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 20 67%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 June 2016.
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#1,949,349
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#30
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#3
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