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Eur J Oral Sci. 1997 Dec;105(6):539-43.

Reported burning mouth symptoms among middle-aged and elderly women.

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Department of Endodontology/Oral diagnosis, Faculty of Odontology, Göteborg University, Sweden.


The aims of this investigation were to assess the prevalence of burning mouth symptoms (BM) in a representative population of Swedish middle-aged and elderly women (n=1017) and its relation to general and oral health status. BM was reported by 4.6% (n=47), and 85% of the BM subjects had experienced BM for more than 6 months. A stepwise multiple logistic regression with BM/non-BM as dependent variable showed that 7 covariates were found to be predictive of BM. These variables were medication with antihypertensives, sedatives and female sex hormones. Moreover, headache, tinnitus, dry mouth, and reduced chewing ability were included in the final model.

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