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Dent. J. 2013, 1(2), 12-18; doi:10.3390/dj1020012

Subjective Oral Health in Dutch Adults

1,2,*  and 2
1 Academic Centre Dentistry Amsterdam, Gustav Mahlerlaan 3004, 1081 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2 TNO, PO Box 2215, 2301 CE Leiden, The Netherlands
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 March 2013 / Revised: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 24 April 2013 / Published: 6 May 2013
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Aim: To determine whether the subjective oral health (SOH) of the Dutch adult population was associated with clinical and demographic variables. Methods: A clinical examination was conducted in a sample of 1,018 people from the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. SOH was measured using the Dutch translation of the short form of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-NL14). Results: The average score on the OHIP-NL14 was 2.8 ± 5.9 and 51% of the respondents had a score of 0. Dental status was the most important predictor of SOH. Conclusions:  The SOH in the Dutch adult population was much better than in groups of adults in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Nevertheless, there were important variations in SOH related to dental and socio-economic status.
Keywords: subjective oral health; dental status; socio-economic status; adults subjective oral health; dental status; socio-economic status; adults
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