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Article: Oral health status of homeless people in Hong Kong

TitleOral health status of homeless people in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherSpecial Care Dentistry.
Citation
Special Care In Dentistry, 2006, v. 26 n. 4, p. 150-154 How to Cite?
AbstractThe authors report on an oral health survey among Hong Kong Chinese homeless people. A total of 140 homeless men underwent clinical examination and were interviewed with a structured questionnaire. More than 90% had evidence of caries experience; moat (75%) were related to untreated caries. The mean DMFT score was 9.0 (DT=3.2, MT=5.2, FT=0.6). Periodontal disease was highly prevalent, with 96% having periodontal pockets. The dental problems most frequently reported by the homeless were: bleeding gums or drifting teeth (62%), dental pain (52%) and tooth trauma (38%). More than 70% of the study's participants perceived a need for dental care. The population surveyed had poorer oral health compared to the general population. High levels of dental needs, both normative and perceived, were found. There is a need to provide more accessible and affordable oral health services to this group of people.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65959
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.344
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dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:42:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:42:25Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSpecial Care In Dentistry, 2006, v. 26 n. 4, p. 150-154en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0275-1879en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65959-
dc.description.abstractThe authors report on an oral health survey among Hong Kong Chinese homeless people. A total of 140 homeless men underwent clinical examination and were interviewed with a structured questionnaire. More than 90% had evidence of caries experience; moat (75%) were related to untreated caries. The mean DMFT score was 9.0 (DT=3.2, MT=5.2, FT=0.6). Periodontal disease was highly prevalent, with 96% having periodontal pockets. The dental problems most frequently reported by the homeless were: bleeding gums or drifting teeth (62%), dental pain (52%) and tooth trauma (38%). More than 70% of the study's participants perceived a need for dental care. The population surveyed had poorer oral health compared to the general population. High levels of dental needs, both normative and perceived, were found. There is a need to provide more accessible and affordable oral health services to this group of people.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpecial Care Dentistry.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSpecial Care in Dentistryen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDMF Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshGingival Hemorrhage - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshHomeless Persons - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessment - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Diseases - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Pocket - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth Injuries - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth Migration - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshToothache - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.titleOral health status of homeless people in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0275-1879&volume=26&spage=150&epage=154&date=2006&atitle=Oral+health+status+of+homeless+people+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcGrath, C=rp00037en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1754-4505.2006.tb01716.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16927737en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros114367en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume26en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage150en_HK
dc.identifier.epage154en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLuo, Y=49161174100en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcGrath, C=7102335507en_HK

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