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Title: Masticatory efficiency in individuals with natural dentition
Authors: Al-Akeel, R.
Nilner, M.
Nilner, K.
Keywords: Masticatory efficiency; natural dentition
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Swedish Dental Association
Citation: Swed Dent. Journal; 16(5): 191-198
Abstract: 51 healthy dentate subjects aged between 20 and 60 years were evaluated with regard to their masticatory efficiency using a sieving test. A subjective evaluation of difficulty in chewing different kinds of food was also obtained by means of a questionnaire. The occlusal and restorative status were assessed using specific indices. The masticatory efficiency was shown to be lower with increasing age 20-39 years, mean = 39.8 and 40-60 years, mean = 27.1, respectively (p < 0.05). Males had a statistically significantly higher masticatory efficiency index than females. Multiple regression analysis showed that age, sex, the number of occluding teeth and the orthodontic treatment need index can predict half the variance in masticatory efficiency. It is concluded that it is more appropriate to describe masticatory efficiency with an average value for different age groups.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16510
ISSN: 0347-9994
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