Author(s): Manski RJ, Goodman HS, Reid BC, Macek MD
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: We examined the effect of age, income, and coverage on dental service utilization during 1996. METHODS: We used data from the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. RESULTS: Edentulous and poorer older adults are less likely to have coverage and less likely to report a dental visit than dentate or wealthier older adults. CONCLUSIONS: These analyses help to describe the needs of older adults as they cope with diminishing resources as a consequence of retirement, including persons previously accustomed to accessing oral health services with dental insurance.
This article was published in Am J Public Health
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research