Age and medication are significant risk factors for xerostomia in an English population, attending general dental practice.

@article{Field2001AgeAM,
  title={Age and medication are significant risk factors for xerostomia in an English population, attending general dental practice.},
  author={Elizabeth Anne Field and Simon Fear and Susan Mary Higham and Robert S Ireland and Jocelyn Rostron and Rachel Willetts and Lesley P Longman},
  journal={Gerodontology},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={21-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of xerostomia in an English population, attending general dental practice and relate it to age, medication and gender. DESIGN STUDY Cross-sectional. SETTING Five General Dental Practices in Merseyside, North of England. SUBJECTS 1,103 adult patients attending for routine dental care. INTERVENTION Questionnaire administered by dentists. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Age, gender, systemic medication, reported oral dryness. RESULTS 1,103 patients (654 females… CONTINUE READING

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