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dc.contributor.authorSabbah, Wael
dc.contributor.authorTsakos, Georgios
dc.contributor.authorChandola, Tarani
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Tim
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiro
dc.contributor.authorSheiham, Aubrey
dc.contributor.authorMarmot, Michael G.
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Richard G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T04:59:19Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationSabbah, Wael, Georgios Tsakos, Tarani Chandola, Tim Newton, Ichiro Kawachi, Aubrey Sheiham, Michael G. Marmot, and Richard G. Watt. 2011. “The Relationship between Social Network, Social Support and Periodontal Disease among Older Americans.” Journal of Clinical Periodontology 38 (6): 547–52. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-051x.2011.01713.x.
dc.identifier.issn0303-6979
dc.identifier.issn1600-051X
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41275565*
dc.description.abstractAim: The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between social network, social support and periodontal disease among older American adults and to test whether social network and support mediates socioeconomic inequality in periodontal disease. Materials and Methods: Data pertaining to participants aged 60 years and over from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2004 were used. Periodontal disease variables were extent loss of periodontal attachment >= 3 mm and moderate periodontitis. Social support and networks were indicated by the need for emotional support, number of close friends and marital status. Results: Widowed and those with lowest number of friends had higher rates of the extent of loss of periodontal attachment (1.27, 95% CI: 1.03, 1.58) and (1.22, 95% CI: 1.03, 1.45), respectively. Marital status and number of friends were not significantly associated with moderate periodontitis after adjusting for behavioural factors. The need for more emotional support was not related to periodontal disease in this analysis. Social networks and support had no impact on socioeconomic inequality in periodontal disease.ConclusionCertain aspects of social network, namely being widowed and having fewer friends, were linked to the extent of loss of periodontal attachment but not to the definition of moderate periodontitis, in older adults.
dc.language.isoen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleThe relationship between social network, social support and periodontal disease among older Americans
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalJournal of Clinical Periodontology
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiro::3b17e788dad605ac69e3dd457b6c41ac::600
dc.date.available2019-08-29T04:59:19Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 50611
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01713.x
dash.source.volume38;6
dash.source.page547


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