Findings from the oral health study of the Danish Health Examination Survey 2007-2008

Johanne Kongstad, Kim Ekstrand, Vibeke Qvist, Lisa Bøge Christensen, Birthe Cortsen, Morten Grønbæk, Poul Holm-Pedersen, Palle Holmstrup, Allan Bardow, Svante Henrik Agardh Twetman, Nils-Erik Fiehn

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Abstract Objective. The aims of the oral part of the Danish Health Examination Survey (DANHES 2007-2008) were (1) to establish an oral health database for adult Danes and (2) to explore the influence of general diseases and lifestyle on oral health. This paper presents the study population, examination methods, questionnaire and baseline results. Materials and methods. The study population comprised 4402 subjects, aged 18-96, consecutively enrolled from 18 065 DANHES participants from 13 municipalities in Denmark. The oral part consisted of a validated questionnaire and a clinical examination, carried out in mobile units by three trained and calibrated dental hygienists. The data were processed with descriptive statistics and mono- and bivariate analyses. Results. The mean age was 54.1 years and 60% were women. The mean number of natural teeth was 26.6; the mean DMFT/DMFS values were 18.9 and 61.0, and varied with age (DMFT 8.7-24.3). A higher proportion of females suffered from dental erosion in the younger age groups. Forty per cent of all subjects had a mean clinical attachment loss ≥ 3 mm, varying from 4% among those aged 18-34 to 80% in those over 75. A sub-optimal saliva secretion rate was more common among females than males (17.7% vs 10.4%) and this was reflected by the reported frequency of dry mouth. Conclusion. This extensive cross-sectional study provides a platform for obtaining future knowledge of the impact of health- and lifestyle-related factors on oral diseases. The validated questionnaire and the clinical characteristics enable robust analyses, although the conclusions may be hampered by limited external validity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Odontologica Scandinavica
Volume71
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1560-1569
ISSN0001-6357
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Denmark
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Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies
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Kongstad, J., Ekstrand, K., Qvist, V., Christensen, L. B., Cortsen, B., Grønbæk, M., ... Fiehn, N-E. (2013). Findings from the oral health study of the Danish Health Examination Survey 2007-2008. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 71(6), 1560-1569. https://doi.org/10.3109/00016357.2013.776701
Kongstad, Johanne ; Ekstrand, Kim ; Qvist, Vibeke ; Christensen, Lisa Bøge ; Cortsen, Birthe ; Grønbæk, Morten ; Holm-Pedersen, Poul ; Holmstrup, Palle ; Bardow, Allan ; Twetman, Svante Henrik Agardh ; Fiehn, Nils-Erik. / Findings from the oral health study of the Danish Health Examination Survey 2007-2008. In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 2013 ; Vol. 71, No. 6. pp. 1560-1569.
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Findings from the oral health study of the Danish Health Examination Survey 2007-2008. / Kongstad, Johanne; Ekstrand, Kim; Qvist, Vibeke; Christensen, Lisa Bøge; Cortsen, Birthe; Grønbæk, Morten; Holm-Pedersen, Poul; Holmstrup, Palle; Bardow, Allan; Twetman, Svante Henrik Agardh; Fiehn, Nils-Erik.

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