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LORENZO-ERRO, Susana Margarita et al. Oral Health and Non communicable Diseases in patients of a higher education institution, Montevideo, Uruguay 2016. Part 1. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.36, pp.55-64.  Epub Dec 01, 2020. ISSN 0797-0374.

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) share behavioral and metabolic risk factors with oral diseases and both represent a public health problem.


to find out the prevalence of NCD and its behavioral and metabolic risk factors in people who attend at College of Odontology of the University of the Republic.


A Cross-sectional study was conducted and a questionnaire related to socio-demograhic characteristics and habits linked to behavioral risk factors was applied. Anthropometric measurements of arterial pressure and capillary glucose were taken,


The final sample were 602 individuals. A high prevalence of physical inactivity, problematic alcohol intake, excessive salt consumption, hypertension and diabetes was found. These figures were larger than those found at the national level.


Due to the high prevalence of various risk factors, the installation of a preventive-educational program in the waiting rooms of the Faculty is recommended.

Keywords : Non-communicable diseases; Oral Health; Epidemiology; Interdisciplinary.

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