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Association of dietary habits with symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in Bangladeshi adolescents

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Title: Association of dietary habits with symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in Bangladeshi adolescents
Authors: Akhter, Rahena Browse this author
Hassan, Nur Mohammad Monsur Browse this author
Nameki, Hayato Browse this author
Nakamura, Kimiya Browse this author
Honda, Okahito Browse this author
Morita, Manabu Browse this author
Keywords: dietary habits
symptoms of TMD
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Journal Title: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Volume: 31
Issue: 8
Start Page: 746
End Page: 753
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2004.01420.x
PMID: 15265209
Abstract: The prevalences of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in Bangladeshi adolescents and their associations with intake of various hard food items were investigated. A group of 1,200 randomly selected high school students aged 12-17 years from three communities (rural, semi-urban and urban) completed a questionnaire on dietary habits and presence of TMD symptoms and were examined clinically. In bivariate analysis, no significant relationship was observed between TMD symptoms and eating of hard foods. However, in logistic regression analysis, clicking showed a significant correlation with consumption of hard vegetable and fruits more than 3 times per week (P<0.05). A statistically significant correlation was also observed between consumption of all hard food items (at least one item in each of the 4 categories of hard food) more than 12 times per week and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (P<0.05). A positive association was found between pain in the TMJ and older age (15-17 years) (P<0.001). The prevalence of pain in the TMJ was significantly higher in males (P<0.01). Prevalences of clicking and pain in the TMJ were significantly higher in subjects living in a rural area than in subjects living in an urban area (P<0.01 and P<0.01, respectively). Subjects having one or more decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) showed significantly higher prevalences of clicking (P<0.01) and restricted mouth opening (P<0.01). The results suggest that prevalence of TMD symptoms are related to prolonged consumption of hard food items.
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