Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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