Title:
Dental Caries Is Negatively Associated with Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis in Children
Authors:
S. Y. Kim , B. Park , I. G. Kong , J.-H. Kim , H. G. Choi
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea; Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea; Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Keywords:
Asthma, dental caries, dermatitis, atopic, rhinitis, allergic
Pages:
265 - 270
Abstract:
Dental Caries Is Negatively Associated with Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis in Children Objectives: To investigate the associations between allergic diseases and dental caries in children. Methods:Atotal of 3,703 participants, aged four to 15 years, were enrolled from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) between 2010 and 2012. Participants were examined for dental caries by trained dental residents. Allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis were surveyed. The correlations between the presence of dental caries and these allergic diseases were analysed using simple and multiple logistic regression analysis with complex sampling. Results: The presence of dental caries showed a negative correlation with allergic diseases, even after adjusting for significant confounders. The presence of dental caries was inversely correlated with allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis, with adjusted odds ratios of 0.56, 0.55 and 0.74 respectively. Conclusion: The presence of dental caries is negatively associated with allergic diseases in children.
Issue:
Vol. 13, 2017, 4th trimester


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Dental Caries Is Negatively Associated with Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis in Children