Socio-economic inequality in oral healthcare coverage: results from the World Health Survey.

  title={Socio-economic inequality in oral healthcare coverage: results from the World Health Survey.},
  author={Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor and Leila Itani and Poul Erik Petersen},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={91 3},
The objective of this study was to assess socio-economic inequality in oral healthcare coverage among adults with expressed need living in 52 countries. Data on 60,332 adults aged 18 years or older were analyzed from 52 countries participating in the 2002-2004 World Health Survey. Oral healthcare coverage was defined as the proportion of individuals who received any medical care from a dentist or other oral health specialist during a period of 12 months prior to the survey, among those who… CONTINUE READING

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