Access to Dental Care for Rural Low Income and Minority Populations
Using data from the 1999 National Health Interview Survey, this study examines the relationships between rural residence, income, race/ethnicity, and access to dental care. The study confirms that rural-urban disparities in access to dental care persist, and finds significant differences by race/ethnicity and income within rural populations in utilization of dental care, affording needed dental care, and dental insurance.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Michelle Casey, Gestur Davidson, Ira Moscovice, David Born