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A 5-year follow-up study on the prosthetic rehabilitation of the elderly in Helsinki, Finland.

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Source
J Oral Rehabil. 2004 Jul;31(7):647-52
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2004
Author
M J Nevalainen
T O Närhi
A. Ainamo
Author Affiliation
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Source
J Oral Rehabil. 2004 Jul;31(7):647-52
Date
Jul-2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Denture, Partial, Fixed - utilization
Denture, Partial, Removable - adverse effects - utilization
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Risk factors
Root Caries - etiology
Saliva - microbiology
Sex Factors
Tooth Loss - epidemiology - etiology - rehabilitation
Abstract
In 1990, 364 elderly (76-86 years) inhabitants of Helsinki, Finland, attended a dental and oral examination study that was conducted as part of the Helsinki Aging Study. In spring 1996, these subjects were recalled for a 5-year follow-up. Between the baseline and follow-up examinations, 114 (31%) subjects had deceased (86 women and 28 men), whereas 134 had either moved, were too ill, or refused to participate in the follow-up. Follow-up examination was conducted for 113 subjects (79 women and 34 men), with the participating rate being 46%. Five subjects became edentulous during the follow-up. Of the subjects, 61% had 1-32 teeth at follow-up. In these subjects, the mean number of teeth decreased from 14.9 (+/-8.3) to 13.5 (+/-8.6) (P
PubMed ID
15210024 View in PubMed
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