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Revista Estomatológica Herediana

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DOMINGUEZ-CRESPO, Cristina et al. Socio-demographic aspects and quality of life in oral health of the staff of the municipality of Azogues - Ecuador. Rev. Estomatol. Herediana [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.1, pp.7-16. ISSN 1019-4355.

Objective: To associate the socio-demographic aspects and the quality of life in oral health of the personnel of the Municipality of Azogues - Ecuador. Material and methods: This is a transversal, descriptive, observational research that investigated 185 adults, applying a survey to determine aspects related to personal data, social determinants and use of dental service. Afterwards, the impact of oral health on the quality of life was investigated using the Ohip-14Sp validated questionnaire. Univariate and bivariate analyzes were carried out. For the bivariate study, the Odds Ratio (OR) was used to associate the aforementioned factors with the quality of life related to oral health (HRQOL). There was a confidence level of 95% and p <0.05. Results: No statistically significant association was found when evaluating all variables with CVRSB; The group with the highest prevalence of impacts according to the level of education were University students with 46%; according to the monthly income, the monthly income less than $ 1000 with 66%, according to the labor denomination the workers with 53%; according to the reason for consultation, other causes were 39%. However, although there is no significant association, it can be seen that the male sex was the most impacted. Conclusions: The social determinants and CVRSB were not associated. The dimensions of functional limitation, physical pain and obstacles were the most frequent.

Keywords : Quality of life; oral health; adults; social conditions.

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