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Prevalence and Correlates of Dental Caries in an Elderly Population in Southern Vietnam: A Cross-Sectional Study

Trinh Ha, T. T.1, Tong Minh Son1, Duong Duc, M.2,3*, Nguyen Thai Hung4, Nguyen Van Hien4, Pham Tuan Ngoc4 & Hoang Hai5

1Hanoi Medical University, 1 Ton That Tung, Trung Tu, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam
2Hanoi University of Public Health, 1A Duc Thang, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam
3International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
4Hospital 198, 9 Tran Binh, Mai Dich, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
5Vietnam Military Medical University, 160 Phung Hung, Ha Dong, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr. Duong Duc, M., Hanoi University of Public Health, 1A Duc Thang, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Keywords: Elderly; Oral Health; Dental Caries; Geriatrict Oral Health; Southern Vietnam

Abstract

Background
The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and association of some socio-demographic variables with dental caries amongst elderly people in a Southern province (Binh Duong) in Vietnam.
Methods
A community-based, cross-sectional study amongst 1350 elderly respondents

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