Gender differences in the association between tooth loss and obesity among older adults in Brazil
Ankur Singh, Marco Aurelio Peres, Karen Glazer Peres, Carla de Oliveira Bernardo, Andre Xavier, Eleonora D'Orsi
REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA | REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE To analyze if differences according to gender exists in the association between tooth loss and obesity among older adults. METHODS We analyzed data on 1,704 older adults (60 years and over) from the baseline of a prospective cohort study conducted in Florianopolis, SC, Southern Brazil. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to assess the association between tooth loss and general and central obesity after adjustment for confounders (age, gender, skin color, educational attainment, income, smoking, physical activity, use of dentures, hypertension, and diabetes). Linear regressions were also assessed with body mass index and waist circumference as continuous outcomes. Int..View full abstract
Awarded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq)
Research supported by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq - Process 569834/2008-2). The authors declare no conflict of interest.