volume 45, issue 6, P1145-1153 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102011005000068
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Abstract: ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To describe self-perceived oral health among elderly people and assess associated sociodemographic and clinical factors. METHODS:A cross-sectional study was carried out with 876 participants forming a representative sample of elderly people (65 years of age or over) in Campinas, Southeastern Brazil, in 2008. Dental examinations were conducted in accordance with criteria standardized by the World Health Organization for epidemiological surveys on oral health. Self-perceived oral health was e…

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