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Body mass index and dental caries in children and adolescents : a systematic review of literature published 2004 to 2011

Hooley, Merrilyn, Skouteris, Helen, Boganin, Cecile, Satur, Julie and Kilpatrick, Nicky 2012, Body mass index and dental caries in children and adolescents : a systematic review of literature published 2004 to 2011, Systematic reviews, vol. 1, no. No. 57, pp. 1-26.

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Title Body mass index and dental caries in children and adolescents : a systematic review of literature published 2004 to 2011
Author(s) Hooley, Merrilyn
Skouteris, Helen
Boganin, Cecile
Satur, Julie
Kilpatrick, Nicky
Journal name Systematic reviews
Volume number 1
Issue number No. 57
Start page 1
End page 26
Total pages 26
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 2046-4053
Summary The objective
The authors undertook an updated systematic review of the relationship between body mass index and dental caries in children and adolescents.
Method
The authors searched Medline, ISI, Cochrane, Scopus, Global Health and CINAHL databases and conducted lateral searches from reference lists for papers published from 2004 to 2011, inclusive. All empirical papers that tested associations between body mass index and dental caries in child and adolescent populations (aged 0 to 18 years) were included.
Results
Dental caries is associated with both high and low body mass index.
Conclusion
A non-linear association between body mass index and dental caries may account for inconsistent findings in previous research. We recommend future research investigate the nature of the association between body mass index and dental caries in samples that include a full range of body mass index scores, and explore how factors such as socioeconomic status mediate the association between body mass index and dental caries.
Language eng
Field of Research 111403 Paediatrics
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, BioMed Central Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051891

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