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:
TAG: Dental disease hits hardest among older blacks

(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Carol McFarland, PT, PhD, OCS focuses entirely ... specific rehabilitation exercises and treatment protocols in the PTA OT PT Continuing ... interview conducted by Carol with a board certified neurosurgeon. Specific case studies are ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... SD (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 , ... Peter Forbes, President of the Veterans ... of the Vietnam War Inc. and the Veterans Coalition, is spearheading a campaign to help ... , The UVBH teaches Veterans life and trade skills. Forbes and the UVBH assists and ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis ... the Quality of Investigations , **Presented by FDAnews and Learning Plus**, Sept. 16-17, ... been the #1 reason for 483 observations since 1997! , The FDA's enforcement ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , ... July 28, 2015 , ... The National ... inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with ... 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... The FSH ... and incurable disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), today announced the introduction of the ... FSHD care guideline is published today. , This new guideline condenses the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North American Seminars Introduces a New OT PT PTA Online Continuing Education Course on the Treatment of Post Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine Patients 2Health News:North American Seminars Introduces a New OT PT PTA Online Continuing Education Course on the Treatment of Post Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine Patients 3Health News:North American Seminars Introduces a New OT PT PTA Online Continuing Education Course on the Treatment of Post Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine Patients 4Health News:North American Seminars Introduces a New OT PT PTA Online Continuing Education Course on the Treatment of Post Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine Patients 5Health News:North American Seminars Introduces a New OT PT PTA Online Continuing Education Course on the Treatment of Post Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine Patients 6Health News:Veterans Fund of the United States Launches “Adopt A Homeless Veteran” Campaign 2Health News:Veterans Fund of the United States Launches “Adopt A Homeless Veteran” Campaign 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 16-17, 2015, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 16-17, 2015, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 16-17, 2015, Raleigh, NC 4Health News:NAPW Inducts Jane Simmons, Counseling Intern at Omar Bradley Middle School of the Northeast Independent School District , Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:First-Ever FSHD Evidence-based Care Guideline Published by the American Academy of Neurology 2
(Date:7/27/2015)... HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH , ... today announced that it will hold its extraordinary general meeting ... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) at the Okura ... Central European Time (CET). Among other agenda ... to vote on the approval, under article 2:107a of the ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015  QT Vascular Ltd., ... a global company engaged in the design, assembly and ... treatment of vascular disease, has entered into an agreement ... to US$13.14 million convertible bond investment. This funding will ... its growth to the next milestone. ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... WASHINGTON , July 27, 2015 Even ... Larkin , MD, FACP, NCMP, as scientific co-chair for ... health coalition to serve as an expert voice in ... treatment options for women struggling with Hypoactive Sexual Desire ... "I am honored to join Even ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 2Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 3Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 4Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 5Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 6Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 7Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 8Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 9Mylan Announces Meeting Date and Record Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 10QT Vascular Obtains Funding To Boost Growth Through Issuance of up to US$13.14 Million Convertible Bonds 2QT Vascular Obtains Funding To Boost Growth Through Issuance of up to US$13.14 Million Convertible Bonds 3Dr. Lisa Larkin Joins the Even the Score Coalition as Scientific Co-Chair 2Dr. Lisa Larkin Joins the Even the Score Coalition as Scientific Co-Chair 3
Cached News: