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Article: Factors influencing older people's self reported use of dental services in the UK.

TitleFactors influencing older people's self reported use of dental services in the UK.
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0734-0664&site=1
Citation
Gerodontology, 1999, v. 16 n. 2, p. 97-102 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine the use of dental services and factors associated with their use among the United Kingdoms' older population. DESIGN: A national study involving 1,116 older people (aged 60 or older). SETTING: Home Interviews were undertaken exploring the time and reason for last dental visit. In addition, socio-demographic characteristics and proxy oral health measures (self-reported number of teeth and edentulous status) of the respondents were collected. RESULTS: Forty seven percent (528) claimed they visited the dentist within the past year, 10% (116) claimed that the reason for their last visit was because of a dental emergency, 43% (484) were classified as "regular attenders"--having attended the dentist within the past year for a non dental emergency. Bivariate analysis identified that regular dental attendance was associated with age (P < 0.01), social class (P < 0.01), income level (P < 0.01), educational attainment (P < 0.01), self-reported number of teeth possessed (P < 0.01) and edentulous status (P < 0.01). In regression analysis, self reported edentulous status and number of teeth possessed emerged as the most important factors in determining service utilisation. Possessing a full denture was associated with a 6-fold decrease, having accounted for other factors, in the likelihood of attending the dentist within the past year for a non dental-emergency (OR = 0.15, CI 0.10, 0.21). CONCLUSION: Less than half of the sample population were "regular dental attenders", their attendance was associated with a number of socio-demographic and oral health factors. In particular, edentulous state was a major factor associated with their use of services.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154077
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dc.contributor.authorMcgrath, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorDhawan, Nen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:23:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:23:09Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationGerodontology, 1999, v. 16 n. 2, p. 97-102en_US
dc.identifier.issn0734-0664en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154077-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine the use of dental services and factors associated with their use among the United Kingdoms' older population. DESIGN: A national study involving 1,116 older people (aged 60 or older). SETTING: Home Interviews were undertaken exploring the time and reason for last dental visit. In addition, socio-demographic characteristics and proxy oral health measures (self-reported number of teeth and edentulous status) of the respondents were collected. RESULTS: Forty seven percent (528) claimed they visited the dentist within the past year, 10% (116) claimed that the reason for their last visit was because of a dental emergency, 43% (484) were classified as "regular attenders"--having attended the dentist within the past year for a non dental emergency. Bivariate analysis identified that regular dental attendance was associated with age (P < 0.01), social class (P < 0.01), income level (P < 0.01), educational attainment (P < 0.01), self-reported number of teeth possessed (P < 0.01) and edentulous status (P < 0.01). In regression analysis, self reported edentulous status and number of teeth possessed emerged as the most important factors in determining service utilisation. Possessing a full denture was associated with a 6-fold decrease, having accounted for other factors, in the likelihood of attending the dentist within the past year for a non dental-emergency (OR = 0.15, CI 0.10, 0.21). CONCLUSION: Less than half of the sample population were "regular dental attenders", their attendance was associated with a number of socio-demographic and oral health factors. In particular, edentulous state was a major factor associated with their use of services.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0734-0664&site=1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofGerodontologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care For Aged - Statistics & Numerical Data - Utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshDentures - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshEducational Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshEmergency Treatment - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncomeen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshLikelihood Functionsen_US
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMouth, Edentulous - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf-Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Classen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing older people's self reported use of dental services in the UK.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume16en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage97en_US
dc.identifier.epage102en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcGrath, C=7102335507en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridBedi, R=7102041494en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridDhawan, N=6603179889en_US

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