2019, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part D
Relationship between obesity and Periodontitis: A Cross-sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Prabhati Gupta and Dr. Romesh Singh
Background: Obesity and periodontitis are considered as severe health problems worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between obesity and periodontitis.
Materials and Methods: One hundred and forty-one patients aged between 18-63 years, including 65 obese and 76 non-obese subjects were enrolled over a period of 6 months. The information on sociodemographic characteristics and dental habits were collected by a questionnaire. Body mass index and waist circumference were used as measures to assess obesity. Periodontal status of the subjects was recorded.
Results: The prevalence of periodontitis in obese subjects (38.6%) was significantly higher than the non-obese subjects (12.4%). The mean values of periodontal parameters were significantly higher in obese subjects. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that age, routine of dental visit and obesity were significantly related to periodontitis.
Conclusion: The prevalence of periodontitis is higher among obese subjects. Obesity could be a potential risk factor for periodontitis in all age groups.
Pages: 215-218 | 943 Views 25 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Prabhati Gupta, Dr. Romesh Singh. Relationship between obesity and Periodontitis: A Cross-sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(1):215-218.