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Latino Acculturation and Periodontitis Status Among Mexican-Origin Adults in the United States: NHANES 2009-2012. Fam Community Health 2017 Apr/Jun;40(2):112-120

Date

02/17/2017

Pubmed ID

28207674

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5321569

DOI

10.1097/FCH.0000000000000142

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85013637072   4 Citations

Abstract

This study examined the association between Latino acculturation indicators (language and citizenship/nativity status) and periodontitis using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2012. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analyses were performed and all analyses were adjusted for the complex survey design. Results showed that 63.2% of participants had periodontitis: 9.4% mild, 37.9% moderate, and 16% severe. Language was significantly associated with periodontitis after adjusting for age, educational level, gender, usual source of care, flossing, smoking, and glycohemoglobin level (P = .02). Dental public and private health efforts should implement culturally tailored oral health promotion education efforts for this population.

Author List

Garcia D, Tarima S, Glasman L, Cassidy LD, Meurer J, Okunseri C

Authors

Laura Cassidy PhD Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
John R. Meurer MD, MBA Institute Director, Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Christopher Okunseri DDS,MS Associate Professor and Director in the Clinical Services department at Marquette University
Sergey S. Tarima PhD Associate Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acculturation
Adult
Aged
Female
Health Status Disparities
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Male
Mexican Americans
Middle Aged
Periodontitis
United States
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