Prevalence of functional dentition in a group of Mexican adult males

Mirna Minaya-Sánchez, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Juan Fernando Casanova-Rosado, Ana Alicia Vallejos-Sánchez, Alejandro José Casanova-Rosado, María De Lourdes Márquez-Corona, Martha Mendoza-Rodríguez, Gerardo Maupomé

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of functional dentition and associated periodontal variables in a sample of Mexican adult males. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 161 policemen in Campeche, Mexico, was carried out. A clinical examination using an electronic probe was used to collect variables (dental plaque, periodontal pockets, gingival recession, suppuration, and bleeding on probing) on 6 periodontal sites (a maximum of 168 sites, excluding third molars). Sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral variables were collected through a self-administered survey. Functional dentition was defined as having 21 or more natural teeth. Data were analyzed with STATA 11.0, using logistic regression models. Results: Mean age was 38.3 (±10.9) years. The prevalence of having a functional dentition was 83.8% in the sample. The odds of having a functional dentition declined with age (odds ratio [OR] = 0.93), having diabetes (OR = 0.27) and with having a high percentage of sites with plaque (OR = 0.77), with bleeding on probing (OR = 0.97), and with gingival recession (OR = 0.82). Conclusion: While a large proportion of subjects had a functional dentition in this community-dwelling sample of adult Mexican males, the likelihood of their having a functional dentition decreased with age, with their having been diagnosed with diabetes, and with assorted negative indicators of periodontal/gingival status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-151
Number of pages6
JournalPuerto Rico health sciences journal
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Adults
  • Functional dentition
  • Mexico
  • Oral health
  • Tooth loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Minaya-Sánchez, M., Medina-Solís, C. E., Casanova-Rosado, J. F., Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A., Casanova-Rosado, A. J., Márquez-Corona, M. D. L., Mendoza-Rodríguez, M., & Maupomé, G. (2017). Prevalence of functional dentition in a group of Mexican adult males. Puerto Rico health sciences journal, 36(3), 146-151.