Gender-dependent associations between occupational status and untreated caries in Japanese adults

Yuriko Harada, Kenji Takeuchi, Michiko Furuta, Akihiko Tanaka, Shunichi Tanaka, Naohisa Wada, Yoshihisa Yamashita

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The aim of this study was to examine whether the presence of untreated caries is different across occupational status among Japanese adults. This was a cross-sectional survey of 1,342 individuals (990 males and 352 females) aged 40-64 yr who underwent medical and dental checkups at a healthcare center in 2011. Oral examination was performed by a dentist and the presence of untreated caries was defined as having at least one untreated decayed tooth. Data regarding current occupational status were obtained using a self-administered questionnaire; the participants were classified into five groups: professionals and managers, clerical and related workers, service and salespersons, agricultural, forestry, and fishery workers, and homemakers and unemployed. Gender-specific odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of occupational status for the presence of untreated caries were estimated using logistic regression. After adjusting for potential confounders, female professionals and managers (OR=3.51, 95% CI=1.04-11.87) and service and salespersons (OR=5.29, 95% CI=1.39-20.11) had greater risks of the presence of untreated caries than female homemakers and unemployed. However, this tendency was not observed among males. In conclusion, there was a significant difference in risk of the presence of untreated caries by occupational status among females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial health
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2018

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Dentists
Cross-Sectional Studies
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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Gender-dependent associations between occupational status and untreated caries in Japanese adults. / Harada, Yuriko; Takeuchi, Kenji; Furuta, Michiko; Tanaka, Akihiko; Tanaka, Shunichi; Wada, Naohisa; Yamashita, Yoshihisa.

In: Industrial health, Vol. 56, No. 6, 21.11.2018, p. 539-544.

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Harada, Yuriko ; Takeuchi, Kenji ; Furuta, Michiko ; Tanaka, Akihiko ; Tanaka, Shunichi ; Wada, Naohisa ; Yamashita, Yoshihisa. / Gender-dependent associations between occupational status and untreated caries in Japanese adults. In: Industrial health. 2018 ; Vol. 56, No. 6. pp. 539-544.
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