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Sir Michael Marmot's
IHE team

Does Being Poor Make Your Teeth Fall Out?

18th October 2014 08:01

The Marmot Review was mentioned in news reporting on the link between low income and dental health problems.

Prompted by a piece in The Independent that said, '"People with lower income end up with eight fewer teeth than the rich," the story was developed further and published online, at NHS Choices and in regional outlet Winsford Guardian.

The story was based on data from a 2009 national dental health survey of adults over the age of 21 in England. It found strong links between socioeconomic status and oral health.

The study was carried out by researchers based at the University of Newcastle and the University of London, and was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. It was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dental Research.