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Systemic conditions and oral health-related quality of life of pregnant women of normal weight and who are overweight

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Caracho, Rafaela Aparecida [1] ; Foratori-Junior, Gerson Aparecido [1] ; Fusco, Nathalia dos Santos [1] ; Jesuino, Bruno Gualtieri [1] ; Missio, Alana Luiza Trenhago [1] ; Sales-Peres, Silvia Helena de Carvalho [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Bauru Sch Dent, Dept Pediat Dent Orthodont & Publ Hlth, Al Octavio Pinheiro Brisolla 9-75, Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Objective This study evaluated systemic and periodontal conditions and their association with quality of life in women in the third trimester of pregnancy, assisted by the Brazilian public health-care system, with excessive and normal weight. Methods Fifty pregnant women were allocated into two groups according to their pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI): excessive (GE; n = 25; BMI >= 25.00 kg/m(2)); and normal (GN; n = 25; 18.00 <= BMI <= 24.99 kg/m(2)). Thereafter, variables such as socio-economic level, anthropometric parameters (body mass index and gestational weight gain), systemic conditions, periodontal status, and oral health-related quality of life using the short version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14), were evaluated. Results There was no significant difference between groups in schooling level, monthly household income and gestational weight gain (P > 0.05). The GE group showed a higher frequency of arterial hypertension (P = 0.018), sought dental services less frequently (P = 0.035), had a higher prevalence of periodontitis (P = 0.011), and had a higher OHIP-14 overall score (P = 0.004) characterised by physical and psychological impact. In the final binary logistic regression models, high maternal BMI was associated with arterial hypertension and periodontitis during pregnancy, while periodontitis was strongly associated with moderate and high impact on quality of life. Conclusion Pregnant women in the third trimester with excessive weight, assisted by the Brazilian public health-care system, presented with a higher prevalence of arterial hypertension, worse periodontal conditions and consequent high impact on quality of life. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/25934-0 - Evaluation of proteins differentially expressed in saliva associated with periodontitis in obese and eutrophic pregnant women before and after labor
Grantee:Silvia Helena de Carvalho Sales Peres
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/13990-2 - Impact of obesity on systemic and periodontal conditions of pregnant women assisted during the 3rd gestational trimester and after baby's birth
Grantee:Alana Luiza Trenhago Missio
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 15/25421-4 - Oral condition, nutrition and quality of life: analyse in obese and non-obese patients before and after the labor
Grantee:Gerson Aparecido Foratori Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master