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Risk factors for self-perceived oral health in Northern Sweden:: a cross-sectional study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Authors have reported socioeconomic inequalities in self-perceived oral health around the world, including Sweden. However, no study has been carried out in Northern Sweden.

Purpose: the aim of this study is to investigate different risk factors such as age, education, civil status, occupational class, income, place of birth and smoking have an association with self- perceived oral health in Northern Sweden.

Methods: A cross-sectional study design (N=22,975; 50% response rate), based on a survey questionnaire, Health on Equal Terms survey of 2014 in four Northern counties of Sweden. The age group was 16-84 years. The responses are linked to Statistics Sweden registry through Swedish Personal number. A multiple logistic regression while controlling for confounders, was used to analyze the differences in self-perceived oral health with respect to sex, age, educational level, civil-status, income and country of birth.

Results: 75% of the respondents reported good self-perceived oral health. The higher odds of poor self-perceived oral health were observed among men, middle age, low education, blue-collar workers, low income, those who had their last visit to dentist in more than 5 years and those not born in Sweden.

Conclusion: The results suggest the presence of a social gradient in Northern Sweden in self-perceived oral health. The inequity needs to be addressed by the researchers and policy makers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 26
Series
Centre for Public Health Report Series, ISSN 1651-341X ; 2017:43
Keywords [en]
Self-perceived, oral health, Northern Sweden
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143224OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-143224DiVA, id: diva2:1167724
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Hälsa på villkor - (Västernorrlands, Jämtlands, Västerbottens och Norrbottens läns landsting)
Educational program
Master's Programme in Public Health
Presentation
2017-05-22, Natural Sciences building, room N210, Umeå University, Umeå, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved

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