著作: [吉岡 昌美]/[日野出 大輔]/Yokoyama Masaaki/Fujiwara Aiichiro/Sakaida Yasuhiko/Toyoshima Kenji/Relationship between Subjective Oral Health Status and Lifestyle in Elderly People: A Cross-Sectional Study in Japan./[ISRN Dentistry]
(英) Relationship between Subjective Oral Health Status and Lifestyle in Elderly People: A Cross-Sectional Study in Japan.
(日) Objective. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between subjective oral health status and lifestyle in elderly people living in Japan. Methods. Subjects were 5383 inhabitants of the Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, at the age of 75-100. Records of the number of remaining teeth and the data from self-reported questionnaire were analyzed statistically. Results. Remaining teeth were significantly correlated to "no current smoking," while not related to other lifestyle. On the other hand, "subjective masticatory ability" defined as a condition allowing chewing all foods well was related to favorable lifestyles. "Subjective masticatory ability" was also related to "not feeling stress," "no deviated food habit" as well as to other good oral health conditions. A logistic regression analysis for "remaining teeth more than 20" revealed a significant relationship between "no current smoking" (OR = 1.582) and "no alcohol drinking" (OR = 0.851). Regarding "subjective masticatory ability," all favorable lifestyles analyzed in this study were found to be significant positive factors. Conclusions. "Subjective masticatory ability" seems to be strongly associated with favorable lifestyles. Therefore, it can be suggested that "subjective masticatory ability" might be a good landmark for quality of life of elderly people in addition to the number of remaining teeth.
ISRN Dentistry(International Scholarly Research Network)
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