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Health and oral health factors related to hypertension in Korean elderly: analysis of data from the fifth Korea national health and nutrition examination survey(KNHANES 2014)

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2016, 16(5), pp.709-716
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Lee Kyeonghee 1

1신한대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the health and oral health factors related to hypertension in Korean elderly. Methods: The study subjects were 1,527 elderly people≥65 years old who underwent physical examination and completed the health survey questionnaire of KNHANES 2014. Results: The risk of hypertension was higher in nonsmoking female elderly having poor subjective health status and low body mass index (BMI). The risk of hypertension was also higher in the elderly having poor subjective oral health status and no oral examination in the previous year. Conclusions: Health risk factors for hypertension and oral health factors may be useful measures to manage hypertension and enhance quality of life in the elderly

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