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Qualitative study of oral health norms and behaviour among elderly people in Scotland

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Qualitative study of oral health norms and behaviour among elderly people in Scotland. / Schou, L; Eadie, D.

I: Community Dental Health, Bind 8, Nr. 1, 1991, s. 53-8.

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Schou, L & Eadie, D 1991, 'Qualitative study of oral health norms and behaviour among elderly people in Scotland', Community Dental Health, bind 8, nr. 1, s. 53-8.

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Schou, L., & Eadie, D. (1991). Qualitative study of oral health norms and behaviour among elderly people in Scotland. Community Dental Health, 8(1), 53-8.

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Schou L, Eadie D. Qualitative study of oral health norms and behaviour among elderly people in Scotland. Community Dental Health. 1991;8(1):53-8.

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Schou, L ; Eadie, D. / Qualitative study of oral health norms and behaviour among elderly people in Scotland. I: Community Dental Health. 1991 ; Bind 8, Nr. 1. s. 53-8.

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