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Correlation between obesity and severity of periodontitis in adults

Jelena Prpić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-5888-1563 ; Katedra za oralnu medicinu i parodontologiju, Studij Dentalne medicine, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Ivana Mišković ; Katedra za oralnu medicinu i parodontologiju, Studij Dentalne medicine, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Miranda Muhvić Urek ; Katedra za oralnu medicinu i parodontologiju, Studij Dentalne medicine, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Irena Glažar ; Katedra za oralnu medicinu i parodontologiju, Studij Dentalne medicine, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Andrija Bošnjak ; Katedra za oralnu medicinu i parodontologiju, Studij Dentalne medicine, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Sonja Pezelj-Ribarić ; Katedra za oralnu medicinu i parodontologiju, Studij Dentalne medicine, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka


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Abstract

Aim: Many published investigations proved a moderate obesity-periodontitis relationship. However, many studies included diabetics and smokers, and none was performed on Eastern European patients. The aim of this research was to assess the association be- tween obesity and periodontitis in a sample of non-smoking non-diabetic patients aged 31-75 years. Design: cross-sectional study. Patients and methods: A total of 320 patients were recruited at the Dental Clinic of the Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, Croatia. Periodontal examination was completed for 292 subjects; periodontitis was categorized as early, moderate and advanced. Age, gender, height, weight, and education level were recorded for every patient. BMI was used as predictor variable, while periodontitis was used as dependent variable. Results: Periodontitis did not correlate significantly with periodontitis. However, logistic regression analysis provides that obese, women with 8 years of education or less aged 36-55 years were at a 5,2–6,5 times greater risk of developing severe forms of periodontal disease. Conclusion: The association between obesity and periodontitis is rather weak in this sample of population and is limited to women with 8 years of education or less aged 36-55 years.

Keywords

body mass index, obesity, periodontitis

Hrčak ID:

126322

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/126322

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