Income trajectories affect treatment of dental caries from childhood to young adulthood: a birth cohort study.
- Marco Aurelio Peres,
- Pingzhou Liu,
- Flavio Fernando Demarco,
- Alexandre Emidio Ribeiro Silva,
- Fernando Cesar Wehrmeister,
- Ana Maria Menezes,
- Karen Glazer Peres
Braz Oral Res 2018 7;32:e36. Epub 2018 May 7.
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Adelaide Dental School, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
We aimed to analyze the effects of family income trajectories on the increase in dental caries from childhood to young adulthood. Data from the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study, in which dental caries was measured at ages 6, 12, and 18 years, were analyzed. Family income of 302 participants was assessed at birth, and at 4, 11, 15, and 18 years of age. Read More