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Author (up) Vikum, E.; Krokstad, S.; Holst, D.; Westin, S. url  doi
  Title Socioeconomic inequalities in dental services utilisation in a Norwegian county: the third Nord-Trondelag Health Survey Type Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication Scandinavian Journal of Public Health Abbreviated Journal Scand J Public Health  
  Volume 40 Issue 7 Pages 648-655  
  Keywords Adult; Age Factors; Dental Health Services/*utilization; Educational Status; Female; Health Surveys; *Healthcare Disparities; Humans; Income/*statistics & numerical data; Male; Middle Aged; Norway; Risk; Young Adult  
  Abstract AIM: To assess the level of socioeconomic inequity in dental care utilisation in Norway and enable comparison with recent international comparative studies. METHODS: We studied dental care utilisation among 17,136 men and 21,414 women in the third Nord-Trondelag Health Survey (2006-08). Respondents aged 20 years and above were included in the study, and analyses were also performed within subgroups of age and gender (20-39, 40-59, and >/=60 years). Income-related horizontal inequity was estimated by means of concentration indices. Education-related inequity was estimated as relative risks. RESULTS: We found consistent pro-rich income inequity among men and women of all ages. The level of income inequity was highest among men and women >/=60 years, and in this group the income gradient was steepest between the poorest and the middle quintiles. Pro-educated inequity was found exclusively among men and women >/=60 years. General attendance was high (77%). CONCLUSION: The overall level of income-related inequity in dental services utilisation was low compared to other European countries as reported in two recent international studies of socioeconomic inequalities in dental care utilisation. Pro-rich and pro-educated inequity is a public health challenge mainly in the older part of the population.  
  Address Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. eirikv@stud.ntnu.no  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1403-4948 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:23012325 Approved no  
  Call Number HUNT @ maria.stuifbergen @ Serial 1584  
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