Social inequalities in adult oral health in 40 low- and middle-income countries.

@article{Bhandari2016SocialII,
  title={Social inequalities in adult oral health in 40 low- and middle-income countries.},
  author={Bishal Bhandari and Jonathon Timothy Newton and Eduardo Parrilla Bernab{\'e}},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={295-303}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated social inequalities in adult oral health across several low- and middle-income countries. METHODS We used data from 40 countries that participated in the World Health Surveys. Participants' socio-economic position was assessed using the wealth index. Oral health was assessed using two perceived measures, namely total tooth loss and whether they had any problems with their mouth and/or teeth during the last 12 months (perceived needs). Absolute and relative… CONTINUE READING