Periodontal treatment needs and systemic diseases in an older population in Greece

Georgios S. Chatzopoulos, Lazaros Tsalikis

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Background: To evaluate the relationship between systemic diseases, body mass index and periodontal treatment needs in an older population in Greece. Material and Methods: A total of 262 older people were clinically examined about their periodontal status and medical histories were recorded using a health history questionnaire. Additionally, weight and height measurements as well as demographic data were obtained from the participants in the study. Results: Older people exhibited mean age of 63.98 years, weight of 78.76 kg and height of 1.64 m. The mean CPITN score was 2.84. 31.7% of the study population were smokers and 53.8% females. No statistically significant difference was observed in seniors between periodontal treatment needs and systemic diseases. Females exhibited statistically significant more often osteoporosis, thyroid disorders (p<0.001) and hypercholesterolemia (p=0.014) than males. High CPTIN scores were not associated with higher levels of BMI. Conclusions: Within the limitation of this study, older adults' periodontal treatment needs are not associated significantly with a great number of systemic diseases and body mass index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e32-e37
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Greece
  • Periodontitis
  • Seniors
  • Smoking
  • Systemic diseases


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