Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0102-311X
CARNEIRO, Rosane Maria do Valle; SILVA, Débora Dias da; SOUSA, Maria da Luz Rosário de e WADA, Ronaldo Seichi. Oral health of institutionalized elderly in the Eastern Zone of São Paulo, Brazil, 1999. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.6, pp. 1709-1716. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2005000600018.
The objective was to verify oral health conditions in institutionalized elderly people in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, through epidemiological analysis. The sample consisted of 293 subjects and was stratified according to age (65-74 years and over 75) and gender. Epidemiological analysis was conducted according to WHO criteria to determine prevalence of oral disease. Chi-square and Mann-Whitney tests were used to check differences between strata. Of the subjects evaluated, 64.8% were women and 65.2% were over 75 years old. DMFT was 30.8 with tooth loss of 96.3%, and this percentage was statistically greater for women (97.0%); 94.7% showed calculus as a major degree of periodontal condition, and only 1.8% presented healthy periodontal conditions and 33.3% presented loss of attachment ranging from 6 to 8mm. Some 48.1% used total upper and 22.5% total lower prostheses. Edentulism was 68.3%. The data indicate unsatisfactory clinical conditions, as shown by the high CPO-D index and high percentage of edentulism.
Palavras-chave : Aged; Health Surveys; Oral Health.