Social Participation and Dental Health Status among Older Japanese Adults: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Takeuchi2013SocialPA,
  title={Social Participation and Dental Health Status among Older Japanese Adults: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Kenji Takeuchi and Jun Aida and Katsunori Kondo and Ken Osaka},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Although social participation is a key determinant of health among older adults, few studies have focused on the association between social participation and dental health. This study examined the associations between social participation and dental health status in community-dwelling older Japanese adults. METHODS AND FINDINGS In 2010, self-administered postal questionnaires were distributed to all people aged ≥ 65 years in Iwanuma City, Japan (response rate, 59.0%). Data from 3… CONTINUE READING

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