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Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference, April 25, 2014, Columbia, Missouri

Register now! Brochure/Final Program The Center for Health Policy and the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative are hosting the Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities conference Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Standard Time) in Columbia, Missouri. This conference will raise participants’ awareness of health disparities, analyze the root causes of those […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Enhancing oral and systemic health

Enhancing oral and systemic health

Much published research documents continuing racial and ethnic disparities in health, particularly for African Americans, which apply to both oral and systemic diseases. Current research suggests biologically plausible associations between oral and systemic diseases; however, clear cause-and-effect relationships have not been substantiated. Some researchers and health care providers have noted anecdotal associations between oral and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Oral health status of rural adults in the United States

Oral health status of rural adults in the United States

BACKGROUND: Many sociodemographic indicators of oral health disparity in the United States have been documented. Rural residence, however, has not been researched thoroughly, though it has been considered to be a potential indicator of disparity. The authors conducted this study to present information on the effects of rural residence on oral health in the United […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Socioeconomic inequalities in oral health in childhood and adulthood in a birth cohort

Socioeconomic inequalities in oral health in childhood and adulthood in a birth cohort

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether adult oral health is predicted by (a) childhood socioeconomic advantage or disadvantage (controlling for childhood oral health), or (b) oral health in childhood (controlling for childhood socioeconomic advantage or disadvantage), and whether oral health in adulthood is affected by changes in socioeconomic status (SES). METHODS: Participants in a longstanding cohort study […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Oral health status in relation to ethnicity of children in the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark

Oral health status in relation to ethnicity of children in the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark

Approximately 25% of children under the age of 18 in the Municipality of Copenhagen have a non-Danish ethnic background, and it is suspected that there may be major inequalities in oral health as a result. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to describe the occurrence of dental caries in different ethnic minorities, and to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Expanding the boundaries: enhancing dentistry’s contribution to overall health and well-being of children

Expanding the boundaries: enhancing dentistry’s contribution to overall health and well-being of children

The Surgeon General’s Report, Oral Health in America, is the first comprehensive assessment of oral, dental, and craniofacial health in the history of our nation. The intent of this report is to alert all Americans to the full meaning of oral health and its importance to general health and well-being across the life span. Moreover, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The Surgeon General’s Report and special-needs patients: a framework for action for children and their caregivers

The Surgeon General’s Report and special-needs patients: a framework for action for children and their caregivers

The Surgeon General’s Report, Oral Health in America, is the first comprehensive assessment of oral, dental, and craniofacial health in the history of our nation. The intent of this first-ever Report is to alert Americans to the full meaning of oral health and its importance to general health and well-being across the lifespan. Moreover, the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Dietary implications of oral health decrements among African-American and white older adults

Dietary implications of oral health decrements among African-American and white older adults

OBJECTIVE: Older African-Americans are at disproportionate risk of chronic, nutritionally-related diseases. To begin to understand factors that may contribute to the disproportionate prevalence of life-threatening illnesses among African-Americans, this study investigates ethnic differences in the prevalence of oral health decrements. DESIGN: The Florida Dental Care Study (FDCS), a longitudinal study of changes in the oral […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Oral health status and oral health behaviour of urban and rural schoolchildren in Southern Thailand

Oral health status and oral health behaviour of urban and rural schoolchildren in Southern Thailand

AIM: To describe the level of oral disease in urban and rural schoolchildren in Southern Thailand; to analyse self-care practices and dental visiting habits of 12-year-olds, and to assess the effect of socio-behavioural factors on dental caries experience. DESIGN: A cross sectional study of 6- and 12-year-old children, urban and rural schools chosen at random […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Perceived oral health status, unmet needs, and barriers to dental care among HIV/AIDS patients in a North Carolina cohort: impacts of race

Perceived oral health status, unmet needs, and barriers to dental care among HIV/AIDS patients in a North Carolina cohort: impacts of race

OBJECTIVE: This prospective observational study examined differences in perceived oral health status, treatment needs, dental care utilization patterns, and barriers to care between HIV-infected non-Hispanic blacks and whites in North Carolina. METHODS: 632 adult HIV-infected medical clinic attendees provided information on their oral health status and dental care history during face-to-face interviews with a trained […]

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