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Social gradients in dental attendance among older adults: Findings from the National Survey on Demographics and Health in Peru.

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dc.contributor.author Carbajal-Rodriguez, G.
dc.contributor.author Aravena-Rivas, Y.
dc.contributor.author Leon-Manco, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-06T21:04:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-06T21:04:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/7621
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the presence of inequalities in attendance to dental services in relation to socio-economic position (SEP) in a national sample of older adults in Peru. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN: A cross-sectional study using multivariate regression analysis of secondary data obtained from the National survey on demographics and family health in Peru (Encuesta Nacional en Demografia y Salud familiar, ENDES). PARTICIPANTS: 4749 >/=60-year-olds. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Attendance at dental health services in the last 2 years. Independent variable: Wealth Index as a measure of SEP. Covariates: Sex, age, natural region of residence, place of residence and health insurance coverage. RESULTS: There was a social gradient for the association between attendance to dental health services and SEP, with older adults from the richest (fifth) quintile showing a 3.01 times higher probability of visiting dental services (95%CI 2.15-4.19), those in the fourth quintile PR=2.19 (95%CI 1.61-3.00), third quintile PR=2.00 (95%CI 1.49-2.69), and those in the second quintile PR=1.42 (95%CI 1.10-1.84), when compared to the poorest quintile after adjusting for sex, age, residence, natural region and health insurance coverage. CONCLUSIONS: There is a clear social gradient in dental attendance among older adults in Peru. This is important to provide further insights into current national programmes and relevant long-term policies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CDH Publishers
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:2515-1746
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject dental attendance en_US
dc.subject Inequalities en_US
dc.subject older adults en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject socioeconomic factors en_US
dc.title Social gradients in dental attendance among older adults: Findings from the National Survey on Demographics and Health in Peru. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1922/CDH_4597Carbajal-Rodriguez06
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.14

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