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Spåren efter ett nytt liv? - En jämförande studie om graviditetsmarkörer

Nattwind, Zandrha LU (2011) ARKK01 20111
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Archaeology
Abstract
I have studied 40 individuals in order to see if there´s a relationship between poor dental health and osteitis pubis, because the two characters can be a sign of pregnancy. The individuals in my study are from S:t Petri cemetery in Helsingborg and Löddeköpinge cemetery in Scania, Sweden. Both cemeteries are dated to the medieval period. Of 22 women, I could establish that 19 had osteitis pubis, and there were also 5 men, that had osteitis pubis, of 18 male individuals.
My result showed that the women had a higher tendency to lose their teeth ante mortem than the men in my study. The women also had a higher rate than the men, when I compared the two groups of middle adults (35-59 years) against each other, regarding frequency of caries,... (More)
I have studied 40 individuals in order to see if there´s a relationship between poor dental health and osteitis pubis, because the two characters can be a sign of pregnancy. The individuals in my study are from S:t Petri cemetery in Helsingborg and Löddeköpinge cemetery in Scania, Sweden. Both cemeteries are dated to the medieval period. Of 22 women, I could establish that 19 had osteitis pubis, and there were also 5 men, that had osteitis pubis, of 18 male individuals.
My result showed that the women had a higher tendency to lose their teeth ante mortem than the men in my study. The women also had a higher rate than the men, when I compared the two groups of middle adults (35-59 years) against each other, regarding frequency of caries, frequency of periapical abscess and the frequency of caries and ante mortem tooth loss. It could be the result of pregnancy, based on the theory that women get a poorer dental health during the pregnancy because of the hormones. But I didn’t see any correlation between poor dental health and osteitis pubis within the group of women. (Less)
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author
Nattwind, Zandrha LU
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organization
course
ARKK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
osteitis pubis, graviditet, tandhälsa
language
Swedish
id
1968479
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2011-06-16 16:17:07
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  abstract     = {I have studied 40 individuals in order to see if there´s a relationship between poor dental health and osteitis pubis, because the two characters can be a sign of pregnancy. The individuals in my study are from S:t Petri cemetery in Helsingborg and Löddeköpinge cemetery in Scania, Sweden. Both cemeteries are dated to the medieval period. Of 22 women, I could establish that 19 had osteitis pubis, and there were also 5 men, that had osteitis pubis, of 18 male individuals.
My result showed that the women had a higher tendency to lose their teeth ante mortem than the men in my study. The women also had a higher rate than the men, when I compared the two groups of middle adults (35-59 years) against each other, regarding frequency of caries, frequency of periapical abscess and the frequency of caries and ante mortem tooth loss. It could be the result of pregnancy, based on the theory that women get a poorer dental health during the pregnancy because of the hormones. But I didn’t see any correlation between poor dental health and osteitis pubis within the group of women.},
  author       = {Nattwind, Zandrha},
  keyword      = {osteitis pubis,graviditet,tandhälsa},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Spåren efter ett nytt liv? - En jämförande studie om graviditetsmarkörer},
  year         = {2011},
}