The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies on average than the richest, according to a study. More than 6,000...#
The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies on average than the richest, according to a study. More than 6,000 people aged 21 and over, from all income groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, were involved in the study, with data taken from the recent UK Adult Dental Health Survey. Those with lower income, lower occupational class, higher deprivation and lower educational attainment generally had the worst clinical outcomes, including having more tooth decay, gum disease and tooth gaps, as well as having fewer teeth overall.
on average/en moyenne – income group/catégorie de revenus – occupational class/catégorie professionnelle – deprivation/misère (sociale) – educational attainment/niveau scolaire – outcome/résultat, conséquences – tooth decay/carie – gum disease/gingivite – tooth gap/espace interdentaire – overall/globalement, dans l’ensemble