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Prevalence of Complete Edentulism and Associated Factors in Ardabil City, 2013 | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Prevalence of Complete Edentulism and Associated Factors in Ardabil City, 2013

Author(s): Shabnam Hosseini, Abolfazl Bagheri, Firouz Amani, Omid Deljoo

Abstract

Background: High statistic of edentulism in Iran shows that condition of hygiene in society is not good. It shows that the people do not have enough information about oral hygiene measurements.

Aim: This study was aimed to assess prevalence of complete edentulism and associated factors in patients referred to clinics in Ardabil city.

Methods: This was a cross- sectional study that has been done on 440 patients referred to clinics in Ardabil city. Information was collected through questionnaire and collected data analyzed by statistical methods in SPSS.16 software.

Results: Out of 440 patients, 241 were men and other 99 were women. 76 people (17.3%) were completely edentulous. Most important cause of tooth loss with (65.8%) was tooth decay. Percentage of patients referred to dental laboratories for making denture was 64.5%.

Conclusion: Results showed that there was a significant relationship between age, education, smoking, week hygiene of oral, dental care and periodontal diseases, economic, Diabetes and heart disease with edentulism.

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