Journal article

Oral health and dental status in people with epilepsy in rural China.

Mengjie Wang, Ding Ding, Qing Zhang, Guoxing Zhu, Yan Ge, Bin Yang, Taiping Wang, Patrick Kwan, Wenzhi Wang, Zhen Hong, Josemir W Sander

Seizure | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: We evaluated the oral health and dental status of people with epilepsy, and their relationship to seizure frequency, in a community cohort in rural China. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of people with epilepsy was carried out in areas in Henan, Shanxi and Ningxia provinces of China. All participants underwent a specially designed "Oral health and Dental status Questionnaire". Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to explore the relationships between seizure frequency and oral health and dental status. RESULTS: A total of 875 people participated. Almost two thirds (65.8%) reported brushing their teeth at least once a day but 634 (73.0%) brushed their teeth for less than 3 ..

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