This study investigated tooth loss in North Carolina adults 65 years of age or older.
A random sample of 335 Blacks and 284 Whites participated in dental examinations and interviews at baseline and again after 18 months.
Blacks were more likely than Whites to lose at least one tooth (36% vs 19%), and they lost more teeth on average (1.0 vs 0.4).
Several oral disease conditions and symptoms were related to tooth loss, but many other hypothesized factors were not.
Risk models were inconclusive in the identification of factors related to risk of tooth loss.
Mots-clés Pascal : Edentation, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Incidence, Race, Facteur risque, Stomatologie, Dent pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Edentulousness, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Follow up study, Incidence, Race, Risk factor, Stomatology, Dental disease
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Cote : 95-0263745
Code Inist : 002B10C02. Création : 01/03/1996.