Population prevalence of edentulism and its association with depression and self-rated health

  title={Population prevalence of edentulism and its association with depression and self-rated health},
  author={Stefanos Tyrovolas and Ai Koyanagi and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Josep Maria Haro and Nicholas J. Kassebaum and Vanessa Chrepa and Georgios A. Kotsakis},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Edentulism is associated with various adverse health outcomes but treatment options in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are limited. Data on its prevalence and its effect on mental health and overall-health is lacking, especially from LMICs. Self-reported data on complete edentulism obtained by standardized questionnaires on 201,953 adults aged ≥18 years from 50 countries which participated in the World Health Survey (WHS) 2002-2004 were analyzed. Age and sex-standarized edentulism… CONTINUE READING
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