A Comparison of Methamphetamine Users to a Matched NHANES Cohort: Propensity Score Analyses for Oral Health Care and Dental Service Need

@article{Murphy2014ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Methamphetamine Users to a Matched NHANES Cohort: Propensity Score Analyses for Oral Health Care and Dental Service Need},
  author={Debra A. Murphy and MS LaurenHarrell and MA RachelFintzy and Thomas R. Belin and Alexis Guti{\'e}rrez and Steven J. Vitero and Dr Med Dent Vivek Shetty},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={676-690}
}
Dental problems are among the most frequently reported health issues of drug users. This study describes, among the largest population of methamphetamine (MA) users to date (N = 459, including both HIV-negative and HIV-positive participants) oral hygiene practice, dental care access, and dental quality of life. A matched control group from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was utilized. Findings conclusively establish that MA users have severe oral health deficits… CONTINUE READING