Oral health status of older rural adults in the United States.

@article{Vargas2003OralHS,
  title={Oral health status of older rural adults in the United States.},
  author={Clemencia M Vargas and Janet A Yellowitz and Kathy L Hayes},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 4},
  pages={479-86}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the oral health care of older rural residents. The authors describe oral health indicators for the older adult population by place of residence in the United States. METHODS The authors analyzed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the 1995, 1997 and 1998 National Health Interview Surveys. Oral health indicators included perceived oral health (self-reported dental status and unmet dental needs) and dental status (untreated… CONTINUE READING