Association between obesity and periodontitis in Australian adults: A single mediation analysis.
Shahrukh Khan, Silvana Bettiol, Katherine Kent, Marco A Peres, Tony Barnett, Leonard A Crocombe, Murthy Mittinty
Journal of Periodontology | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Obesity and periodontitis are conditions with high burden and cost. This study aims to unfold the proposed pathways through which the effect of obesity in the presence of health behaviors (dental visiting behavior and diabetes) increases the risk of periodontitis? METHODS: The effect decomposition analysis using potential outcome approach was used to determine obesity-related periodontitis risk using the Australian National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004 to 2006. A single mediation analysis for exposure, "physical-inactivity induced obesity," mediator "dental visiting behavior (a de facto measure of healthy behaviors)," outcome "periodontitis," and confounders "age, sex, househ..View full abstract