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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests, and more complete bollocks !

The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth than the richest by the time they reach their 70s, a study has suggested.
More than 6,000 people were involved in the research which showed oral health was substantially worse among the poorest 20% compared with the richest.
The paper, published in the Journal of Dental Research, showed poor people also suffered more from tooth decay.
Eight teeth is a quarter of a full adult set.
The research concluded those with lower income, lower occupational class, higher deprivation and lower educational attainment generally had the worst clinical outcomes.
Their symptoms included having more tooth decay, gum disease, gaps in their teeth and fewer teeth overall.
However, previously published research has showed the younger generation have much healthier mouths than their predecessors.
More on this story here.
So, a rich person who can afford the best possible healthcare, can have a better outcome than a poor man who is lucky if he can find a dentist who will treat him for free under the NHS. Who would have imagined that? Tell me, do these people get paid for writing this crap?


Unknown said...

The phrase "No shit, Sherlock" springs to mind :-)

tess said...

yep, "news you can use".... [smirk] cuz we NEVER could have guessed this ourselves!