Advanced search
1 file | 358.45 KB Add to list

Social gradient in caries experience of Belgian adults 2010

(2018) COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH. 35(3). p.160-166
Author
Organization
Abstract
Objective: This study aims to explore the caries experience of the Belgian population in relation to social indicators. Basic research design: Data collection (2009-2010) consisted of an oral health questionnaire and examination during a home visit. Participants: Representative sample of the Belgian population (>5 years old). Only the economically active population was included for final analyses. Main outcome measures: ANOVA and multivariable regression analyses were used to reveal associations between social indicators, oral hygiene, untreated decay, DMFT and edentulousness. Results: 2742 participants completed the questionnaire, of whom 2563 were examined clinically. Most (53%) were female and mean age was 43.3 years (95% CI= 41.2-45.4). In the total population, 11.1 % were caries-free (DMFT = 0) and mean DMFT was 10.8 (95% CI = 10.0-11.5). In the analysed subsample, higher educated participants had lower DMFT scores than those with low or no educational qualifications (p = 0.003). Employment status was associated with the presence of untreated tooth decay, especially in the youngest age group (p = 0.015), and with edentulousness (p = 0.02), with a higher risk among unemployed women of being completely edentulous (OR = 5.32; 95% CI = 1.75-16.12). Untreated tooth decay was related to frequency of tooth brushing and plaque index (p < 0.002 and < 0.001 respectively). Conclusions: Caries experience in Belgium, expressed as mean DMFT and proportion of untreated tooth decay, is more associated with level of education and employment status than with family income, which is still the main criterion for larger government allowances for healthcare in Belgium.
Keywords
ORAL-HEALTH, GLOBAL BURDEN, INEQUALITIES

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 358.45 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Lambert, Martijn, Griet De Reu, Luc De Visschere, et al. “Social Gradient in Caries Experience of Belgian Adults 2010.” COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35.3 (2018): 160–166. Print.
APA
Lambert, Martijn, De Reu, G., De Visschere, L., Declerck, D., Bottenberg, P., & Vanobbergen, J. (2018). Social gradient in caries experience of Belgian adults 2010. COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH, 35(3), 160–166.
Chicago author-date
Lambert, Martijn, Griet De Reu, Luc De Visschere, Dominique Declerck, Peter Bottenberg, and Jacques Vanobbergen. 2018. “Social Gradient in Caries Experience of Belgian Adults 2010.” Community Dental Health 35 (3): 160–166.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Lambert, Martijn, Griet De Reu, Luc De Visschere, Dominique Declerck, Peter Bottenberg, and Jacques Vanobbergen. 2018. “Social Gradient in Caries Experience of Belgian Adults 2010.” Community Dental Health 35 (3): 160–166.
Vancouver
1.
Lambert M, De Reu G, De Visschere L, Declerck D, Bottenberg P, Vanobbergen J. Social gradient in caries experience of Belgian adults 2010. COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH. 2018;35(3):160–6.
IEEE
[1]
M. Lambert, G. De Reu, L. De Visschere, D. Declerck, P. Bottenberg, and J. Vanobbergen, “Social gradient in caries experience of Belgian adults 2010,” COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 160–166, 2018.
@article{8555862,
  abstract     = {Objective: This study aims to explore the caries experience of the Belgian population in relation to social indicators.
Basic research design: Data collection (2009-2010) consisted of an oral health questionnaire and examination during a home visit.
Participants: Representative sample of the Belgian population (>5 years old). Only the economically active population was included for final analyses.
Main outcome measures: ANOVA and multivariable regression analyses were used to reveal associations between social indicators, oral hygiene, untreated decay, DMFT and edentulousness.
Results: 2742 participants completed the questionnaire, of whom 2563 were examined clinically. Most (53%) were female and mean age was 43.3 years (95% CI= 41.2-45.4). In the total population, 11.1 % were caries-free (DMFT = 0) and mean DMFT was 10.8 (95% CI = 10.0-11.5). In the analysed subsample, higher educated participants had lower DMFT scores than those with low or no educational qualifications (p = 0.003). Employment status was associated with the presence of untreated tooth decay, especially in the youngest age group (p = 0.015), and with edentulousness (p = 0.02), with a higher risk among unemployed women of being completely edentulous (OR = 5.32; 95% CI = 1.75-16.12). Untreated tooth decay was related to frequency of tooth brushing and plaque index (p < 0.002 and < 0.001 respectively).
Conclusions: Caries experience in Belgium, expressed as mean DMFT and proportion of untreated tooth decay, is more associated with level of education and employment status than with family income, which is still the main criterion for larger government allowances for healthcare in Belgium.},
  author       = {Lambert, Martijn and De Reu, Griet and De Visschere, Luc and Declerck, Dominique and Bottenberg, Peter and Vanobbergen, Jacques},
  issn         = {0265-539X},
  journal      = {COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH},
  keywords     = {ORAL-HEALTH,GLOBAL BURDEN,INEQUALITIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {160--166},
  title        = {Social gradient in caries experience of Belgian adults 2010},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1922/CDH_4254Lambert07},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2018},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: