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Self-reported dry mouth in Swedish population samples aged 50, 65 and 75 years
University of Bergen, Norway .
University of Bergen, Norway .
Örebro County Council, Sweden .
Örebro County Council, Sweden .
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2012 (English)In: Gerodontology, ISSN 0734-0664, E-ISSN 1741-2358, Vol. 29, no 2, E107-E115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Reduced salivary flow may have a negative impact on general well-being, quality of life and oral health. Objectives: To examine xerostomia in 50-, 65- and 75-year-olds, background factors and effect on Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: In 1992, a questionnaire was sent to all 50-year-old persons (n = 8888) in two Swedish counties. In 2007, the same questionnaire was sent to all 65-year-olds (n = 8313) in the two counties and to all 75-year-olds (n = 5195). Response rate was for the 50, 65 and 75 year olds 71.4, 73.1 and 71.9%, respectively. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: Xerostomia was higher in women than in men in all age groups. There was higher prevalence of xerostomia with increasing age in both sexes and it was more frequent at night than during daytime. ` Often mouth dryness was 2.6-3.4 times more prevalent in those who reported an impact from OIDP. The highest odd ratios were for daytime xerostomia and for the variables burning mouth (17.1), not feeling healthy (4.5), daily smoking (4.4), and medication (4.1). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions: The dramatic increase of xerostomia between age 50 and 75, especially amongst women, needs to be considered in the management of this age group.

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John Wiley and Sons , 2012. Vol. 29, no 2, E107-E115 p.
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ageing, cross-sectional study, epidemiology, oral health related quality of life, xerostomia
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84361DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2010.00420.xISI: 000308547000016OAI: diva2:558773
Available from: 2012-10-05 Created: 2012-10-05 Last updated: 2012-10-05

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