DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-56635/v1
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Abstract: Background: As the proportion of elderly population grows, it raises concern about impaired oral health which has been reported to be associated with increased risk of numerous adverse health events. Emerging study defined oral frailty as poor oral health accumulation and demonstrated that oral frailty was a risk factor of disability, physical frailty and mortality. In this study, we examined the association between modified oral frailty and all-cause mortality in the Unites States. Methods: In this cross-… Show more

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