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Title: Association of dental infections with systemic diseases in Brazilian Native Indigenous: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Ribeiro, Lívia S. F.
Santos, Jean N.
Vieira, Carolina L. Z.
Caramelli, Bruno
Ramalho, Luciana M. P.
Cury, Patricia R.
Abstract: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between dental infections and systemic diseases in the Indigenous population of Brazil. A representative sample of 225 Indigenous (≥19 years) was assessed. The T-test and bivariate and logistic models were used to assess the associations of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity with dental caries and destructive periodontal disease. After adjustments for covariates, dental caries were associated with hypertension (odds ratio = 1.95; 95% confidence interval: 1.03–3.66; P = .04). Individuals with destructive periodontal disease had a higher systolic blood pressure (124 ± 20.34 mm Hg) than those without destructive periodontal disease (117.52 ± 16.54 mm Hg; P = .01). In conclusion, dental infections were found to be associated with hypertension in the present population. Thus, patients diagnosed with hypertension should be referred for dental evaluation and vice versa.
Keywords: Doenças Crônicas não Transmissíveis
DeCS: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Saúde Bucal
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Doenças não Transmissíveis
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: RIBEIRO, Lívia S. F. et al. Association of dental infections with systemic diseases in Brazilian Native Indigenous: a cross-sectional study. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, v. 10, n. 5, p. 413-419, May 2016.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2016.02.012
ISSN: 1933-1711
Copyright: restricted access
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