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Title: Analysis of Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Oral Health in a Patient Sample at the Dental Hospital of the University of Barcelona
Author: Torrejon Moya, Aina
González Navarro, Beatriz
Roca Millan, Elisabet
Estrugo Devesa, Albert
López López, José, 1958-
Keywords: Higiene dental
Hàbits sanitaris
Dental hygiene
Health behavior
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2021
Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract: The association between general health and oral health has been studied over recent years. In order to evaluate the lifestyle and the presence of healthy habits, a descriptive observational study was conducted from December 2018 to April 2019 with 230 patients, aged from 18 to 65 years old, that attended the Dental Hospital of the University of Barcelona for the first time. A total of 230 participants were considered, 98 (43%) were men and 132 (57%) were women, with a mean age of 37 years old. Our hypothesis was that patients with healthy habits had a better oral status in comparison with patients with bad lifestyle habits. No statistically significant results were found regarding oral hygiene between gender, smokers and patients with systemic pathology. Regarding a healthy lifestyle (High adherence to dietary intake), no statistically significant results were found. No significant differences were found regarding physical activity between male and female patients. Our hypothesis wasn't confirmed; therefore, we cannot conclude that patients with healthy habits have better oral status in comparison with patients with bad lifestyle habits. Consequently, more prospective longitudinal studies should be carried out.
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It is part of: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, vol. 18, num. 14, p. 7488
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