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Forgoing dental care for economic reasons in Switzerland: a six-year cross-sectional population-based study

Published inBMC oral health, vol. 14, 121
Publication date2014
Abstract

While oral health is part of general health and well-being, oral health disparities nevertheless persist. Potential mechanisms include socioeconomic factors that may influence access to dental care in the absence of universal dental care insurance coverage. We investigated the evolution, prevalence and determinants (including socioeconomic) of forgoing of dental care for economic reasons in a Swiss region, over the course of six years.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Dental Care/economics/statistics & numerical data
  • Divorce/economics/statistics & numerical data
  • Ethnic Groups/statistics & numerical data
  • Family
  • Female
  • Healthcare Disparities/economics/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Income/statistics & numerical data
  • Insurance, Health/economics
  • Male
  • Marital Status
  • Medical Assistance/economics/statistics & numerical data
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupations/economics
  • Population Surveillance
  • Poverty/statistics & numerical data
  • Sex Factors
  • Single-Parent Family
  • Smoking
  • Social Class
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
GUESSOUS, Idris et al. Forgoing dental care for economic reasons in Switzerland: a six-year cross-sectional population-based study. In: BMC oral health, 2014, vol. 14, p. 121. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-14-121
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