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Title: Relationship between overall and abdominal obesity and periodontal disease among young adults
Authors: El Sayed Amin, H.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: To assess overall and abdominal obesity and their relation to periodontal disease among young adults, body mass index [BMI] and waist circumference [WC] were measured and clinical attachment loss [CAL], gingival index [GI] and Community Periodontal Index [CPI] were estimated. The sample comprised 380 adults [170 males and 210 females] aged 20-26 years. There was a significant correlation between both BMI and WC and CAL, GI and CPI in females. In males, a significant correlation was only recorded between WC and GI and CPI. Overall and abdominal obesity in young adult females and abdominal obesity in males were significantly associated with periodontal disease
Description: 429-433
Keywords: Periodontal Diseases
Body Mass Index
Waist Circumference
Periodontal Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Obesity
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117890
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/04/16_4_2010_0429_0433.pdf
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