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Comparing lifecourse models of social class and adult oral health using the 1958 national child development study

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dc.contributor.author Delgado-Angulo, E.K.
dc.contributor.author Bernabé, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:54:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:54:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.1922/CDH_3412Angulo06
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/5628
dc.description.abstract Objective: To identify the lifecourse model that best describes the association between social class and adult oral health. Methods: Data from 10,217 participants of the 1958 National Child Development Study were used. Social class at ages 7, 16 and 33 years were chosen to represent socioeconomic conditions during childhood, adolescence and adulthood, respectively. Two subjective oral health indicators (lifetime and past-year prevalence of persistent trouble with gums or mouth) were measured at age 33. The critical period, accumulation and social trajectories models were tested in logistic regression models and the most appropriate lifecourse model was identified using the structured modelling approach. Results: The critical period model showed that only adulthood social class was significantly associated with oral health. For the accumulation model, a monotonic gradient was found between the number of periods in manual social class and oral health; and four out of eight social trajectories were found to be distinctive. Finally, the social trajectories model was not significantly different from the saturated model indicating that it provided a good fit to the data. Conclusion: This study shows the social trajectories model was the most appropriate, in terms of model fit, to describe the association between social class and oral health.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Dennis Barber
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.subject Child
dc.subject Cohort Studies
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject Oral Health
dc.subject Longitudinal Studies
dc.subject adult
dc.subject comparative study
dc.subject female
dc.subject Oral health
dc.subject Health Status
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject cohort studies
dc.subject classification
dc.subject child
dc.subject Social Class
dc.subject Social class
dc.subject Health Status Indicators
dc.subject United Kingdom
dc.subject Cohort studies
dc.subject Mouth Diseases
dc.subject Social Mobility
dc.subject gingival diseases
dc.subject Gingival Diseases
dc.subject Lifecourse models
dc.title Comparing lifecourse models of social class and adult oral health using the 1958 national child development study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal Community Dental Health


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