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Accession Number PB2013-106168
Title Dental Sealant Utilization Among Rural and Urban Children.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 14p
Personal Author A. Gallagher A. B. Martin J. C. Probst
Abstract We examined the proportion of rural children who have received dental sealants, thin plastic materials applied to the surface of the teeth to prevent or delay the development of dental decay. Our principal source of information was the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) of the Census Bureau (2001-2004 panel, the most recent SIPP version available when the project was initiated), which asked parents about childrens teeth. To confirm findings based on parental report, we also examined dental results from the 2003-2004 National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which are based on professional examination of childrens teeth.
Keywords Cavities
Dental decay
Dental health
Dental sealants
Oral health
Rural areas
Survey of Income and Program Participation(SIPP)
Urban areas

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 57G - Dentistry
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
44D - Health Care Assessment & Quality Assurance
Corporate Author South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Rural Health Research Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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