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|Title:||Does early-life family income influence later dental pain experience? A prospective 14-year study|
|Citation:||Australian Dental Journal, 2017; 62(4):493-499|
|Publisher:||Wiley Online Library|
|Z. Ghorbani, M. A. Peres, P. Liu, G.C. Mejia, J. M. Armfield, K. G. Peres|
|Abstract:||The aim of this study was to investigate the association between early-life family income and dental pain experience from childhood to early adulthood.Data came from a 14-year prospective study (1991/1992-2005/2006) carried out in South Australia, which included children and adolescents aged 4-17 years (N = 9875) at baseline. The outcome was dental pain experience obtained at baseline, 14 years later in adulthood and at a middle point of time. The main explanatory variable was early-life family income collected at baseline.The prevalence of dental pain was 22.8% at baseline, 19.3% at 'middle time' and 39.3% at follow up. The proportion of people classified as 'poor' at baseline was 27.7%. Being poor early in life was significantly associated with dental pain at 14-year follow up (odds ratio = 1.45; 95% confidence interval = 1.27-1.66).Early-life relative poverty is associated with more frequent dental pain across the 14-year follow up and may be a key exposure variable for later dental conditions.|
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|Rights:||© 2017 Australian Dental Association.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dentistry publications|
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