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Assessment between periodontal conditions and BMI, by self-report in a sample of undergraduate students in Bauru-SP

Grant number: 15/08107-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Social and Preventive Dentistry
Principal researcher:Silvia Helena de Carvalho Sales Peres
Grantee:Daniel Kohl Greghi
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


Obesity is recognized as a growing public health problem and that has affected more and more younger people , given the changes in lifestyles and eating habits .Goals: benchmark overweight ( BMI e 25 and d 29.99 ) or obese ( BMI over 30 ) with individuals with weight within the normal pattern ( BMI e18.5 and d 24.99 ) , as the self-reported aspects gingivitis, periodontal disease, oral hygiene , tooth loss and halitosis. Methods: The sample will consist of 400 university students of three higher education institutions. A questionnaire involving demographics, anthropometric and oral/periodontal conditions ( GENCO questionnaire Modification, 2007) will be applied. The results will be presented descriptively in tables and graphs. Will be applied to bivariate analysis and logistic regression. The significance level of 5 % is assumed. Expected results: Check the self- perception of college students regarding your general and oral health status through a questionnaire. In addition to listing the perception of periodontal conditions with obesity. The study may guide future studies comparing the self- perception of the problem and the presence of the actual outcome.

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