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Association Between Type of Health Insurance and Children's Oral Health

医疗健康保险类型与儿童口腔健康的关系

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【来源】: 兰德公司
【时间】: 2017-01-01
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Objectives

To examine the association between type of health insurance (public, uninsured, private, or other) and oral health outcomes for children in the United States using nationally representative surveillance data.

Methods

Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2011/12–2013/14), logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds of any dental caries and any untreated caries by type of health insurance (public, uninsured, private, and other) for children aged 2–19 years, with adjustment for relevant individual and socioeconomic characteristics.

Results

Among 6,057 children, the odds of having any dental caries or untreated caries was not significantly different for publicly insured and uninsured children compared to privately insured children, when adjusting for family income and education. Children in families with income to poverty ratios