Ethnicity and oral health in community-dwelling older adults

Gen Dent. Nov-Dec 2002;50(6):513-8.


Epidemiological studies consistently have found differences in oral health status between white and non-white elders. This has been attributed primarily to lack of access to dental care, especially preventive services. The study reported here examined psychosocial factors in an attempt to explain these differences.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • African Americans
  • Aged
  • Asian Americans
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • DMF Index
  • Educational Status
  • Ethnic Groups*
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Education, Dental
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Status*
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oral Health*
  • Periodontal Index
  • Poverty
  • Self Efficacy
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Washington