Inequalities in dental health in the North-West of England

Cynthia Pine, Girvan Burnside, Rebecca Craven

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    Objective: To investigate whether variations in child dental health of children from different ethnic groups could be explained by material deprivation. Method: Using BASCD co-ordinated survey data of dental health of five-year-old children in Bury and Rochdale PCT, the mean dmft adjusted for deprivation was compared between white and Asian children. Result: Children from Asian families have significantly poorer dental health than their white peers and this major health inequality is present over and above any impacts due to material deprivation. Conclusion: These data highlight the value of the overview provided by the UK survey programmes and the need for detailed local studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-56
    Number of pages1
    JournalCommunity Dental Health
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003


    • Dental caries
    • Ethnicity
    • Inequalities
    • Prevalence
    • Risk factors


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