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dc.contributor.authorYoon, Hyunwoo
dc.contributor.authorJang, Yuri
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Kwangyul
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hyun
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-26T18:03:01Z
dc.date.available2019-07-26T18:03:01Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-16
dc.identifier.citationYoon, H., Jang, Y., Choi, K., & Kim, H. (2018). Preventive Dental Care Utilization in Asian Americans in Austin, Texas: Does Neighborhood Matter? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(10), 2261.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8403
dc.description.abstractAlthough dental care is an essential component of comprehensive health care, a substantial proportion of the U.S. population lacks access to it. Disparities in dental care are most pronounced in racial/ethnic minority communities. Given the rapid population growth of Asian Americans, as well as the growing attention of neighborhood-level effects on health care use, the present study examines how individual-level variables (i.e., age, gender, marital status, ethnicity, education, place of birth, length of stay in the U.S., dental insurance, and self-rated oral health) and neighborhood-level variables (i.e., poverty level, density of Asian population, dentist availability, and Asian-related resources and services) contribute to predicting the use of preventive dental care in a sample of Asian Americans in Austin, TX. This study adds to the growing literature on the effect of neighborhood-level factors on health care as sources of disparities. Those living in the Census area with higher level of available dentists were more likely to use preventive dental care services. Findings suggest the importance of the location (proximity or accessibility) to dental clinics. In a planning perspective for health care policy, identifying the neighborhood with limited healthcare services could be a priority to diminish the disparity of the access.en_US
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dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, Vol. 15, No. 10
dc.subjectNeighborhood characteristicsen_US
dc.subjectPreventive dental care utilization
dc.subjectAsian Americans
dc.titlePreventive Dental Care Utilization in Asian Americans in Austin, Texas: Does Neighborhood Matter?en_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102261
txstate.departmentSocial Work


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