HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Dental disease hits hardest among older blacks

Periodontitis, the most common cause of tooth loss among older people, is most prevalent among older black men and women, regardless of income or education, a new study finds.

Black people with household incomes exceeding $20,000 a year were more likely than both lower-income blacks and high-income whites to have periodontitis, according to Luisa N. Borrell, D.D.S., Ph.D., of the Mailman School of Public Health and School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University and colleagues of the University of Michigan. The findings are published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Previous studies suggested that periodontitis was more prevalent among people with lower incomes and low levels of education. Borrell and colleagues say the equation is more complicated.

"Our study, although somewhat consistent with previous studies, shows that the relationship between the prevalence of periodontitis and income and education is different across racial/ethnic groups," Borrell says.

Periodontitis is a dental disease that follows advanced gum inflammation, where the ligaments and bone holding teeth in their sockets start to deteriorate.

Using data from 3,407 dental exams performed as part of a nationwide health survey, the researchers examined periodontitis among white, black and Mexican-American survey participants ages 50 and older.

Borrell and colleagues classified the participants by income depending on whether their annual household income fell above or below $20,000. The researchers also divided the people into higher and lower education groups based on whether they had attended more or less than 12 years of school.

Periodontitis levels were highest among men, people without health insurance and those who had not visited a dentist in the past six months, people with a history of diabetes and smokers, the researchers found.

Income and education seemed to reduce the odds of periodontitis among white peopl
'"/>

Contact: Randee Sacks
rs363@columbia.edu
212-305-8044
Center for the Advancement of Health
29-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Dental erosion
2. Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients eating disorders
3. 2005 Research in Dental Caries Award
4. Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
5. Lectures, keynoters, symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting
6. Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities
7. Dental x-rays could be first step in osteoporosis screening
8. Dental pulp cells may hold key to treatment of Parkinsons disease
9. Dental X-rays during pregnancy associated with low birth weight babies
10. Dental X-rays of pregnant women associated with low-weight babies
11. 2004 Research in Dental Caries Award to Beighton

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Margarian Law Firm has ... contents of its ginger ale for allegedly containing no ginger. Dr. Pepper produces the ... Group, Inc., plaintiff Gegham Margaryan alleges Canada Dry Ginger Ale claims on its bottle ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... students improve their chances of acceptance to a residency in a United States ... earned degrees outside the U.S. , According to data released by the ECFMG®, ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... West Dermatology is pleased to announce the newest addition ... 2017, Ms. Vu will join West Dermatology’s large network of medical and cosmetic dermatology ... cancer , and more. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... why concussion rates are on the rise, say researchers presenting their work at ... Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , “The combination of evaluating the patterns of change in ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... ... bone marrow cancer that progresses rapidly without treatment. Newly diagnosed patients face intense ... chance of reoccurrence and relapse. With such a challenging diagnosis that requires ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/5/2017)... MINNEAPOLIS , July 5, 2017 Pace Analytical, a company of ... announcing today that they have acquired ESC Lab Sciences, further solidifying their position ... the United States . ... Steve Vanderboom- President and CEO of Pace Analytical ... of ESC Lab Sciences out of Mt Juliet, TN , ...
(Date:7/1/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today ... be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, July 27, ... the quarterly results will be made available at 7:30 a.m. ... The live audio webcast can be accessed via Zimmer Biomet,s ... archived for replay following the conference call. ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... Medical (AVACEN) announced the publication of new research in the peer-reviewed ... AVACEN Treatment Method to significantly reduce the widespread pain ... ... ... 200 to 400 million people worldwide according to The National Fibromyalgia ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: