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Contextual and individual indicators associated with the presence of teeth in adults.

Barbato PR, Peres MA, Höfelmann DA, Peres KG - Rev Saude Publica (2015)

Bottom Line: RESULTS Residents in intermediate and poorer areas and those with fluoridated water available for less time exhibited the presence of fewer teeth compared with those in better socioeconomic conditions and who had fluoridated water available for a longer period (OR = 1.02; 95%CI 1.01;1.02).CONCLUSIONS Poor socioeconomic conditions and a shorter period of availability of fluoridated water were associated with the probability of having fewer teeth in adulthood.Public policies aimed at reducing socioeconomic inequalities and increasing access to health services such as fluoridation of the water supply may help to reduce tooth loss in the future.

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze whether socioeconomic conditions and the period of availability of fluoridated water are associated with the number of teeth present. METHODS This cross-sectional study analyzed data from 1,720 adults between 20 and 59 years of age who resided in Florianópolis, SC, Southern Brazil, in 2009. The outcome investigated was the self-reported number of teeth present. The individual independent variables included gender, age range, skin color, number of years of schooling, and per capita household income. The duration of residence was used as a control variable. The contextual exposures included the period of availability of fluoridated water to the households and the socioeconomic variable for the census tracts, which was created from factor analysis of the tract's mean income, education level, and percentage of households with treated water. Multilevel logistic regression was performed and inter-level interactions were tested. RESULTS Residents in intermediate and poorer areas and those with fluoridated water available for less time exhibited the presence of fewer teeth compared with those in better socioeconomic conditions and who had fluoridated water available for a longer period (OR = 1.02; 95%CI 1.01;1.02). There was an association between the period of availability of fluoridated water, per capita household income and number of years of education. The proportion of individuals in the poorer and less-educated stratum, which had fewer teeth present, was higher in regions where fluoridated water had been available for less time. CONCLUSIONS Poor socioeconomic conditions and a shorter period of availability of fluoridated water were associated with the probability of having fewer teeth in adulthood. Public policies aimed at reducing socioeconomic inequalities and increasing access to health services such as fluoridation of the water supply may help to reduce tooth loss in the future.

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Interação entre tempo de disponibilidade de água fluoretada e número de anos de estudo completados para proporção de pessoas com menor número de dentes presentes ou edêntulas. Florianópolis, SC, 2009.
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Mentions: A variável água fluoretada modificou o efeito da renda per capita familiar (Figura 1) e do nível educacional (Figura 2) sobre o menor número de dentes presentes. Entre os mais pobres e os menos escolarizados, a disponibilidade da água fluoretada diminuiu consideravelmente a proporção de pessoas com menos dentes presentes ou edêntulos, enquanto entre aqueles com melhores condições de renda e escolaridade, esse efeito protetor não foi percebido.


Contextual and individual indicators associated with the presence of teeth in adults.

Barbato PR, Peres MA, Höfelmann DA, Peres KG - Rev Saude Publica (2015)

Interação entre tempo de disponibilidade de água fluoretada e número de anos de estudo completados para proporção de pessoas com menor número de dentes presentes ou edêntulas. Florianópolis, SC, 2009.
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f02002: Interação entre tempo de disponibilidade de água fluoretada e número de anos de estudo completados para proporção de pessoas com menor número de dentes presentes ou edêntulas. Florianópolis, SC, 2009.
Mentions: A variável água fluoretada modificou o efeito da renda per capita familiar (Figura 1) e do nível educacional (Figura 2) sobre o menor número de dentes presentes. Entre os mais pobres e os menos escolarizados, a disponibilidade da água fluoretada diminuiu consideravelmente a proporção de pessoas com menos dentes presentes ou edêntulos, enquanto entre aqueles com melhores condições de renda e escolaridade, esse efeito protetor não foi percebido.

Bottom Line: RESULTS Residents in intermediate and poorer areas and those with fluoridated water available for less time exhibited the presence of fewer teeth compared with those in better socioeconomic conditions and who had fluoridated water available for a longer period (OR = 1.02; 95%CI 1.01;1.02).CONCLUSIONS Poor socioeconomic conditions and a shorter period of availability of fluoridated water were associated with the probability of having fewer teeth in adulthood.Public policies aimed at reducing socioeconomic inequalities and increasing access to health services such as fluoridation of the water supply may help to reduce tooth loss in the future.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze whether socioeconomic conditions and the period of availability of fluoridated water are associated with the number of teeth present. METHODS This cross-sectional study analyzed data from 1,720 adults between 20 and 59 years of age who resided in Florianópolis, SC, Southern Brazil, in 2009. The outcome investigated was the self-reported number of teeth present. The individual independent variables included gender, age range, skin color, number of years of schooling, and per capita household income. The duration of residence was used as a control variable. The contextual exposures included the period of availability of fluoridated water to the households and the socioeconomic variable for the census tracts, which was created from factor analysis of the tract's mean income, education level, and percentage of households with treated water. Multilevel logistic regression was performed and inter-level interactions were tested. RESULTS Residents in intermediate and poorer areas and those with fluoridated water available for less time exhibited the presence of fewer teeth compared with those in better socioeconomic conditions and who had fluoridated water available for a longer period (OR = 1.02; 95%CI 1.01;1.02). There was an association between the period of availability of fluoridated water, per capita household income and number of years of education. The proportion of individuals in the poorer and less-educated stratum, which had fewer teeth present, was higher in regions where fluoridated water had been available for less time. CONCLUSIONS Poor socioeconomic conditions and a shorter period of availability of fluoridated water were associated with the probability of having fewer teeth in adulthood. Public policies aimed at reducing socioeconomic inequalities and increasing access to health services such as fluoridation of the water supply may help to reduce tooth loss in the future.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus