Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: Does early-life family income influence later dental pain experience? A prospective 14-year study
Author: Ghorbani, Z.
Peres, M.
Liu, P.
Mejia, G.
Armfield, J.
Peres, K.
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 2017; 62(4):493-499
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0045-0421
Statement of
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.
Keywords: Dental pain
generalized estimating equation
life-course epidemiology
longitudinal studies
socioeconomic factors
Rights: © 2017 Australian Dental Association.
DOI: 10.1111/adj.12531
Published version:
Appears in Collections:Dentistry publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.