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Taherpour N, Soori H, Bakhshandeh S. Pattern and prevalence of tooth loss in health workers: Preliminary results of the Staff Health Cohort. Payesh. 2020; 19 (1) :99-108
1- School of Public Health and safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical, Tehran, Iran
3- School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2303 Views)
Objective (s): This study aimed to investigate the pattern, prevalence, behavioral and socio-economic factors that relate to tooth loss among Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Sciences employees.
Methods: The data used for this was derived from a cohort study of Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Sciences employees. The study was assessed tooth loss among 1381 participants using ordinal regression modeling . Additionally data from self-administered questionnaire were used.
Results: Prevalence of tooth loss and edentulous in both genders was 68.1% and 1.8% respectively. In general tooth loss among women were lower than men (P<0.05). According to adjusted ordinal regression model, smoking (OR=3.12-CI: 1.03-9.44), age (OR=1.10-CI: 1.07-1.12), use of toothbrush (OR=0.42-CI: 0.23-0.76), tooth floss (OR=0.64-CI: 0.46-0.90), gender (OR for female gender =0.61-CI: 0.43-0.86) and socio-economic status (OR=0.77-CI: 0.65-0.91) significantly were associated with tooth loss.
Conclusion: Health workers had a relatively high prevalence of tooth loss, despite being employed in a health sector (medical university), and expected to have relatively better knowledge of oral health and better access to the oral health services
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Received: 2020/01/13 | Accepted: 2020/03/2 | ePublished ahead of print: 2020/03/3 | Published: 2020/03/4

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