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Tooth loss and cardiovascular disease mortality risk--results from the Scottish Health Survey.

Watt, RG; Tsakos, G; de Oliveira, C; Hamer, M; (2012) Tooth loss and cardiovascular disease mortality risk--results from the Scottish Health Survey. PLoS One , 7 (2) , Article e30797. 10.1371/journal.pone.0030797. Green open access

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Abstract

Tooth loss is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk. This association may however be due to residual confounding. We aimed to assess whether tooth loss is associated with specific CVD mortality endpoints in a national population sample adjusting for potential confounders.

Type: Article
Title: Tooth loss and cardiovascular disease mortality risk--results from the Scottish Health Survey.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030797
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0030797
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Watt et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3282705 The authors have no funding or support to report.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Proportional Hazards Models, Risk Factors, Scotland, Survival Analysis, Tooth Loss
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1342883
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