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Article: Utilization of dental services in Southern China

TitleUtilization of dental services in Southern China
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
Journal Of Dental Research, 2001, v. 80 n. 5, p. 1471-1474 How to Cite?
AbstractA population's utilization of dental services is an important parameter in oral health care planning, which has rarely been studied in China. The objectives of this report were to describe the dental service utilization pattern of middle-aged and elderly Chinese and to analyze the influence of selected variables on the use of dental services. A Guangdong Province population of 1573 35- to 44-year-olds and 1515 65- to 74-year-olds recruited from urban and rural communities was interviewed in their local dialect. It was found that 23% of the middle-aged and 24% of the elderly subjects had visited a dentist within the preceding year. The two most commonly cited reasons for not having seen a dentist for at least 3 years were: no perceived need, and no serious dental problems. Among subjects who had visited a dentist within 3 years, the 3 most commonly received treatments were: fillings, extractions, and dental prostheses. Furthermore, a logistic regression analysis showed that women, subjects who lived in urban areas, were better educated, were wealthier, and had better oral health knowledge were more likely to be a recent dental service user. In conclusion, dental service utilization among the adult Southern Chinese was found to be low, problem-driven, and influenced by some socio-economic factors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53200
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dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLin, HCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, ZJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, MCMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:03:59Z-
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dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Dental Research, 2001, v. 80 n. 5, p. 1471-1474en_HK
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dc.description.abstractA population's utilization of dental services is an important parameter in oral health care planning, which has rarely been studied in China. The objectives of this report were to describe the dental service utilization pattern of middle-aged and elderly Chinese and to analyze the influence of selected variables on the use of dental services. A Guangdong Province population of 1573 35- to 44-year-olds and 1515 65- to 74-year-olds recruited from urban and rural communities was interviewed in their local dialect. It was found that 23% of the middle-aged and 24% of the elderly subjects had visited a dentist within the preceding year. The two most commonly cited reasons for not having seen a dentist for at least 3 years were: no perceived need, and no serious dental problems. Among subjects who had visited a dentist within 3 years, the 3 most commonly received treatments were: fillings, extractions, and dental prostheses. Furthermore, a logistic regression analysis showed that women, subjects who lived in urban areas, were better educated, were wealthier, and had better oral health knowledge were more likely to be a recent dental service user. In conclusion, dental service utilization among the adult Southern Chinese was found to be low, problem-driven, and influenced by some socio-economic factors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Health Services - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_HK
dc.subject.meshEducational Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditionalen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_HK
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dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshRural Health - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshUrban Health - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.titleUtilization of dental services in Southern Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM:hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, MCM:mcmwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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