Journal article

Obesity and periodontitis in Australian adults: A population-based cross-sectional study

Shahrukh Khan, Silvana Bettiol, Katherine Kent, Tony Barnett, Marco Peres, Leonard A Crocombe

International Dental Journal | WILEY | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVES: Obesity and periodontitis are public health issues in Australia. This study aimed to determine the association between overweight/obesity and periodontitis in Australian adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004-2006 data were analysed. Body mass index was calculated, and a self-reported questionnaire was used to measure the estimated daily intake of added sugar. The mean number of sites with probing depth (PD) ≥ 4 mm and clinical attachment loss (CAL) ≥ 4 mm and presence of periodontitis were used as outcome measures. CDC/AAP periodontitis case definition was adopted. Bivariate analyses and multiple variable regression models we..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship Department of Education and Training. Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), University of Adelaide, NSAOH 20042006 data supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (Nos. 299060349514349537), the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging, Population Health Division, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Colgate Oral Care, the Australian Dental Association, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.