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Table 1 Prevalence of oral health conditions among elderly ≥70 years old from Mexico City, 2009

From: Oral health conditions and frailty in Mexican community-dwelling elderly: a cross sectional analysis

Oral health Conditions   n (%)
Self-perception of oral health compared with others of the same age Better 314 (37.5)
Equal 289 (34.5)
Worse 82 (9.8)
Don’t Know, 153 (18.2)
Not Answered
Total 838
Utilization of dental services during the last year Yes 387 (46.2)
No 450 (53.7)
Not answered 1 (0.1)
Total 837
Chewing problems No 444 (53.0)
Yes 393 (46.9)
Not answered 1 (0.1)
Total 838
Xerostomia No 458 (54.7)
Yes 378 (45.1)
Not answered 2 (0.2)
Total 838
Number of teeth Mean (SD) 10.7 (9.2)
Median 10
Maximum 32
Total 838
Dental condition Edentulism 197 (23.5)
Partial edentulism 565 (67.4)
Dentate ≥25 teeth 76 (9.1)
Total 838
Utilization of RPD and/or CD among edentate and partially dentate Not wearing 290 (38.1)
Wearing RPD and/or CD 472 (61.9)
Total 762
Functionality of RPD and/or CD among RPD and CD users Non functional 319 (67.6)
Functional 153 (32.4)
Total 472
Periodontitis among partially and complete dentate Not severe 580 (91.1)
Severe 57 (8.9)
Rejected evaluation 4
  Total 641
  1. RPD = Removable Partial Denture; CD = Complete Denture.