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Prevalence of loss of all teeth (edentulism) and associated factors in older adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:26:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:26:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2091
dc.description.abstract Little information exists about the loss of all one's teeth (edentulism) among older adults in low- and middle-income countries. This study examines the prevalence of edentulism and associated factors among older adults in a cross-sectional study across six such countries. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO's) Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) Wave 1 was used for this study with adults aged 50-plus from China (N = 13,367), Ghana (N = 4724), India (N = 7150), Mexico (N = 2315), Russian Federation (N = 3938) and South Africa (N = 3840). Multivariate regression was used to assess predictors of edentulism. The overall prevalence of edentulism was 11.7% in the six countries, with India, Mexico, and Russia has higher prevalence rates (16.3%-21.7%) than China, Ghana, and South Africa (3.0%-9.0%). In multivariate logistic analysis sociodemographic factors (older age, lower education), chronic conditions (arthritis, asthma), health risk behaviour (former daily tobacco use, inadequate fruits and vegetable consumption) and other health related variables (functional disability and low social cohesion) were associated with edentulism. The national estimates and identified factors associated with edentulism among older adults across the six countries helps to identify areas for further exploration and targets for intervention. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject MEXICO en
dc.subject RUSSIA en
dc.subject AGEING en
dc.subject ADULTS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject DENTAL CARE en
dc.subject EDENTULISM en
dc.title Prevalence of loss of all teeth (edentulism) and associated factors in older adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 11 en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Int Environmental Research and Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8498 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=15559 en
dc.PageNumber 11308-324 en
dc.outputnumber 7259 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Hewlett, S., Yawson, A.E., Moynihan, P., Preet, R., Wu, F., Guo, G., Arokiasamy, P., Snodgrass, J.J., Chatterji, S., Engelstad, M.E. & Kowal, P. (2014) Prevalence of loss of all teeth (edentulism) and associated factors in older adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. 11:11308-324. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2091 en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Hewlett, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Yawson, A.E. en
dc.contributor.author4 Moynihan, P. en
dc.contributor.author5 Preet, R. en
dc.contributor.author6 Wu, F. en
dc.contributor.author7 Guo, G. en
dc.contributor.author8 Arokiasamy, P. en
dc.contributor.author9 Snodgrass, J.J. en
dc.contributor.author10 Chatterji, S. en
dc.contributor.author11 Engelstad, M.E. en
dc.contributor.author12 Kowal, P. en


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