Epidemiology of periodontal diseases in the Study of Health in Pomerania.

  title={Epidemiology of periodontal diseases in the Study of Health in Pomerania.},
  author={Birte Holtfreter and Christian Schwahn and Reiner Biffar and Thomas Kocher},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={36 2},
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and extent of periodontal diseases among adults in a province in Eastern Germany. MATERIAL AND METHODS The Study of Health in Pomerania is a population-based study conducted during 1997-2001. The net random sample comprised 4310 20-81-year-old subjects. Periodontal status was assessed at four surfaces using a half-mouth recording protocol. RESULTS The prevalence of attachment loss >or=3 mm was 89.7%, with 62.8% of teeth being affected… CONTINUE READING

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