Oral health and quality of life in New Zealand: a social perspective.

@article{Chen1996OralHA,
  title={Oral health and quality of life in New Zealand: a social perspective.},
  author={M S Chen and Patricia J. Hunter},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={1213-22}
}
This study addresses the social dimensions of oral health by relating oral quality of life (i.e. dental symptoms, perceived oral well-being and oral functioning) to oral health status. We propose a conceptual model which postulates that socioeconomic status, oral health behavior and oral health status each influence oral quality of life. Using data from the New Zealand National Oral Health Survey, we describe and analyze oral health status and oral quality of life among children aged 12-13 and… CONTINUE READING

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