Compromised periodontal status in an urgan Sri Lankan population with type 2 diabetes.

PRESHAW, PM, DE SILVA, N, MCCRACKEN, GI, FERNANDO, DJ, DALTON, Caroline, STEEN, ND and HEASMAN, PA (2010). Compromised periodontal status in an urgan Sri Lankan population with type 2 diabetes. Journal Of Clinical Periodontology, 37 (2), 165-171.

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Aim: To determine the prevalence of periodontitis in an urban population of Sri Lankans with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and to compare the data with those from a population of adults without diabetes.

Methods: Demographic data and a diabetes profile were recorded for a population of urban Sri Lankan adults with T2DM including duration of diabetes, blood pressure; percentage glycosylated haemoglobin, fasting blood glucose level, total cholesterol; triglycerides, low- and high-density lipoproteins. The clinical examination comprised an oral soft tissue examination, full-mouth probing depths (PD), gingival recession (GR), clinical attachment levels and bleeding on probing (BoP).

Results: Two hundred and eighty-five individuals with T2DM and 72 controls were examined. 33.3% of T2DM patients were diagnosed with chronic periodontitis compared with 21.7% of controls (p50.077). Subjects with T2DM had significantly more sites with PDX4 and X5mm (po0.01), and higher mean GR and BoP scores (po0.01).

Conclusion: This urban Sri Lankan population of subjects with T2DM demonstrated a compromised periodontal status compared with non-diabetic controls.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Biomedical Research Centre
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Page Range: 165-171
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 17:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:15

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