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COMMON RISK FACTORS – “Better To Shun The Bait Than To Struggle In Their Snare”

*, Mallikarjun S and Rao , Ashwini and Shenoy, Ramya and Pai , Mithun BH (2013) COMMON RISK FACTORS – “Better To Shun The Bait Than To Struggle In Their Snare”. Journal of International Oral Health, 2 (2).

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Abstract

The common risk factor approach addresses risk factors common to many chronic conditions within the context of the wider socio-environmental milieu. The key concept of this approach is to focus on common risks and their underlying social determinants so as to improve chronic conditions more efficiently and effectively. Oral health is now recognized as a fundamental contributor for general health and is determined by diet, hygiene, smoking, alcohol use, stress and trauma. As these causes are common to a number of other chronic diseases also, adopting a collaborative approach is more rational than one that is disease specific. Food Policy Development and Health Promoting Schools are examples which use the common risk factor approach as effective ways of promoting oral and general health. Thus, the present poster will emphasize on the role of common risk factor approach as a cost-effective intervention to attain accessible, affordable and sustainable overall & dental health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Common Risk Factors, Health Promoting Schools, Oral health.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 06:50
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2013 06:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136721

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