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Anxiety, depression, and oral health among US pregnant women: 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Authors
  • Silveira, Marushka L1
  • Whitcomb, Brian W1
  • Pekow, Penelope1
  • Carbone, Elena T2
  • Chasan-Taber, Lisa1
  • 1 Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School of Public Health & Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
  • 2 Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Public Health Dentistry
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
76
Issue
1
Pages
56–64
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12112
PMID: 26270155
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In this population-based sample, we found a two- to threefold increased odds of tooth loss and nonuse of oral health services among pregnant women with a lifetime diagnosis of anxiety. To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine these associations among pregnant women.

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