Household Smoking as a Risk Indicator for Caries in Adolescents' Permanent Teeth

Olalekan A. Ayo-Yusuf*, Priscilla S. Reddy, Philippus J. van Wyk, Bart W. van den Borne

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Abstract

This study investigated the association between household member's (HHM) smoking or secondhand smoke exposure and caries, using a cross-sectional sample of adolescents who had both dental examination and data on HHM smoking (n = 1,873). The results suggest that HHM smoking may be a risk indicator for caries in adolescents' permanent teeth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Dental caries
  • Permanent teeth
  • Secondhand smoke
  • South Africa

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