Factors associated with dental care utilization in early childhood

Journal Name: 
Pediatrics
Authors: 
Darmawikarta,D.
Chen,Y.
Carsley,S.
Birken,C.S.
Parkin,P.C.
Schroth,R.J.
Maguire,J.L.
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVES: To identify sociodemographic, dietary, and biological factors associated with families who do not receive dental care in early childhood and to identify risk factors associated with having cavities among children who receive early dental care. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of healthy Canadian children seen for primary health care between September 2011 and January 2013 was conducted through the TARGet Kids! practice-based research network in Toronto, Canada. Adjusted logistic regression was used to determine factors associated with children who were not seen by a dentist in early childhood and to determine risk factors associated with having dental cavities among children who received early dental care. RESULTS: Of the 2505 children included in the analysis,
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2014
Volume: 
133
Pages: 
e1594-e1600
Keywords: 
analysis, Canada, Dental Care, Dentistry, electronic, factors, Faculty, Family, Health, health care, hospital, Income, knowledge, low-income, Medicine, Methods, Odds Ratio, older, Ontario, Pediatrics, Physicians, practice-based research, primary care, Primary Health Care, provider, regression, Research, Risk, Risk Factors, support, Universities, utilization