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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158876
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dental Insurance and Dental Service Use by US Women of Childbearing Age
Abstract:
Dental Insurance and Dental Service Use by US Women of Childbearing Age
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Kaylor, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Ohio State University
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:292 Hubbard Road, Galloway, OH, 43119, USA
Contact Telephone:614-330-0845
Co-Authors:M.B. Kaylor, College of Nursing and Health, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; B. Polivka, R. Chaudry, P. Salsberry, College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; A. Wee, Otol-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omah
This study examined factors related to dental insurance and dental service use for women of childbearing age in the United States. A secondary analysis of the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was completed to examine predisposing, enabling, and need variables associated with dental insurance status and dental service use in the past year in a nationally representative random sample of 1,071 women aged 18-44. As part of the survey, women answered questions about their oral health and received a dental examination from a trained professional. The results showed that over 40% of women of childbearing age did not have dental insurance. Women with less education, lower income, and dental need were significantly less likely to have dental insurance. Dental utilization by the uninsured population was low and a racial/ethnic disparity in dental service utilization was found. This study suggests that a lack of dental insurance coverage and low dental service utilization by women of childbearing age is a significant problem in the United States. Nurses working with low income women should continue to educate the population about oral health and advocate for policies to increase dental insurance coverage.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDental Insurance and Dental Service Use by US Women of Childbearing Ageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158876-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Dental Insurance and Dental Service Use by US Women of Childbearing Age</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kaylor, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Ohio State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">292 Hubbard Road, Galloway, OH, 43119, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">614-330-0845</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marybeth.kaylor@wright.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M.B. Kaylor, College of Nursing and Health, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; B. Polivka, R. Chaudry, P. Salsberry, College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; A. Wee, Otol-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omah</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study examined factors related to dental insurance and dental service use for women of childbearing age in the United States. A secondary analysis of the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was completed to examine predisposing, enabling, and need variables associated with dental insurance status and dental service use in the past year in a nationally representative random sample of 1,071 women aged 18-44. As part of the survey, women answered questions about their oral health and received a dental examination from a trained professional. The results showed that over 40% of women of childbearing age did not have dental insurance. Women with less education, lower income, and dental need were significantly less likely to have dental insurance. Dental utilization by the uninsured population was low and a racial/ethnic disparity in dental service utilization was found. This study suggests that a lack of dental insurance coverage and low dental service utilization by women of childbearing age is a significant problem in the United States. Nurses working with low income women should continue to educate the population about oral health and advocate for policies to increase dental insurance coverage.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:28:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:28:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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