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Article: A Systematic Review on Caries Status of Older Adults

TitleA Systematic Review on Caries Status of Older Adults
Authors
KeywordsOlder adult
Elderly
Oral health
Prevention
Silver diamine fluoride
Caries
Issue Date2021
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, v. 18 n. 20, article no. 10662 How to Cite?
AbstractThe aim of this systematic review was to provide an update on caries prevalence in older adults aged 60 years or above around the globe. Two independent reviewers performed a systematic literature search of English publications from January 2016 to December 2020 using Pubmed, Scopus, Embase/Ovid and Web of Science. The MeSH terms used were “dental caries”, “root caries”, “DMF index”, “aged” and “aged 80 and over”. Further searches in Google Scholar retrieved eight additional publications. The epidemiological surveys reporting the prevalence of dental caries or root caries or caries experience using DMFT (decayed, missing and filled teeth) and DFR (decayed and filled root) in older adults aged 60 years or above were included. Quality of the publications was assessed using the JBI Critical Appraisal Checklist for Studies Reporting Prevalence Data. Among the 5271 identified publications, 39 articles of moderate or good quality were included. Twenty studies were conducted in Asia (China, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Turkey), ten in Europe (Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Romania and Kosovo), three in North America (USA and Mexico), one in South America (Brazil), two in Oceania (Australia) and three in Africa (Malawi, Egypt and South Africa). The prevalence of dental caries ranged from 25% (Australia) to 99% (South Africa), while the prevalence of root caries ranged from 8% (Finland) to 74% (Brazil) in community dwellers. The situation was even worse in institutionalised older adults of which the mean DMFT score varied from 6.9 (Malawi) to 29.7 (South Africa). Based on the included studies published in the last 5 years, caries is still prevalent in older adults worldwide and their prevalence varies across countries.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/306466
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2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.747
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dc.contributor.authorChan, AKY-
dc.contributor.authorTamrakar, M-
dc.contributor.authorJiang, CM-
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECM-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, KCM-
dc.contributor.authorChu, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-22T07:35:00Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-22T07:35:00Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, v. 18 n. 20, article no. 10662-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/306466-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this systematic review was to provide an update on caries prevalence in older adults aged 60 years or above around the globe. Two independent reviewers performed a systematic literature search of English publications from January 2016 to December 2020 using Pubmed, Scopus, Embase/Ovid and Web of Science. The MeSH terms used were “dental caries”, “root caries”, “DMF index”, “aged” and “aged 80 and over”. Further searches in Google Scholar retrieved eight additional publications. The epidemiological surveys reporting the prevalence of dental caries or root caries or caries experience using DMFT (decayed, missing and filled teeth) and DFR (decayed and filled root) in older adults aged 60 years or above were included. Quality of the publications was assessed using the JBI Critical Appraisal Checklist for Studies Reporting Prevalence Data. Among the 5271 identified publications, 39 articles of moderate or good quality were included. Twenty studies were conducted in Asia (China, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Turkey), ten in Europe (Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Romania and Kosovo), three in North America (USA and Mexico), one in South America (Brazil), two in Oceania (Australia) and three in Africa (Malawi, Egypt and South Africa). The prevalence of dental caries ranged from 25% (Australia) to 99% (South Africa), while the prevalence of root caries ranged from 8% (Finland) to 74% (Brazil) in community dwellers. The situation was even worse in institutionalised older adults of which the mean DMFT score varied from 6.9 (Malawi) to 29.7 (South Africa). Based on the included studies published in the last 5 years, caries is still prevalent in older adults worldwide and their prevalence varies across countries.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectOlder adult-
dc.subjectElderly-
dc.subjectOral health-
dc.subjectPrevention-
dc.subjectSilver diamine fluoride-
dc.subjectCaries-
dc.titleA Systematic Review on Caries Status of Older Adults-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, AKY: dralice@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTamrakar, M: manee626@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailJiang, CM: cmjiang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: edward-lo@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, KCM: kcmleung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hk-
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph182010662-
dc.identifier.pmid34682414-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC8535396-
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dc.identifier.hkuros328955-
dc.identifier.volume18-
dc.identifier.issue20-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 10662-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 10662-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000715268300001-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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