Relation between tooth loss and denture wearing toward nutritional status

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Abstract

Tooth loss and denture wearing can affect a person's food intake. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relation of tooth loss and denture wearing on nutritional status. The study was conducted with a cross-sectional method on 129 subjects aged 34-80 years. Subjects had their teeth checked and interviewed using Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) questionnaire. Data was analyzed using statistical software. The result of chi-square analysis showed no significant relation between tooth loss and nutritional status (p=0.71) and between denture wearing and nutritional status (p=0.25). Relation was found between age and nutritional status, educational level and nutritional status, and age and denture wearing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume9
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Age
  • Denture
  • Economic status
  • Educational level
  • Eichner index
  • Gender
  • MNA
  • Nutritional status
  • Tooth loss

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