Racial/ethnic disparities in adult preventive dental care use.

  title={Racial/ethnic disparities in adult preventive dental care use.},
  author={Hilary E Doty and Robert Weech-Maldonado},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  volume={14 4},
Using the Behavioral Model of Health Services Utilization, this study examines whether adult preventive dental care utilization differs by ethnicity/race. Logistic regression results find that controlling only for predisposing characteristics (gender, age, education, and health status), African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Other race/ethnicity are less likely than whites to utilize dental services. However, the effects are no longer significant when enabling resource variables are included… CONTINUE READING

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