Volume 3, Issue 1 (9 1989)                   jdm 1989, 3(1): 71-77 | Back to browse issues page

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA In current survey, 200 general dentists and 98 general physicians were recruited  as test and control groups respectively and analyzed for having osteoarthritis. The prevalence of osteoarthritis was found considerably higher in dentists compared to physicians ( 23.5% to 13.3%) . The mean age of dentists diagnosed with osteoarthritis was 11 years  lower than physicians( 48 years to 59 years). Osteoarthritis was noticeably higher in neck among dentists but in back was equal between the two groups. The ratio of Osteoarthritis in men to women was 3 to 2. Among the studied cases, neck was the most frequent site of the disease.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Published: 2013/09/1