Socio-economic inequality in professionally administered topical fluoride among Mexican schoolchildren

A. J. Casanova-Rosado, C. E. Medina-Solís, J. F. Casanova-Rosado, L. Avila-Burgos, A. A. Vallejos-Sánchez, S. Márquez-Rodríguez, M. L. Márquez-Corona, Gerardo Maupome

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Objective: To identify and characterize socio-economic inequalities in professionally administered topical fluoride treatment to schoolchildren. Methods: One thousand six hundred and forty-four schoolchildren [6 to 13 years of age, mean 9.06 ± 2.02; years 50.9% boys] were included in a cross-sectional study. Using questionnaires directed to mothers/guardians, we collected sociodemographic, socio-economic and dental variables. The dependent variable was at least one professional application of topical fluoride by a dentist in the previous year. Please note that dentists in Mexico carry out the scope of clinical care traditionally assigned to dental hygienists in the United States of America (USA) and Canada. A multivariate logistic regression model was generated. Results: The prevalence of fluoride application was 11.5 % (95% CI = 9.9, 13.0). In the multivariate model, the odds of having a topical fluoride application was higher in children who reported brushing teeth more often (OR = 1.62, 95% CI = 1.22, 2.15) and in children from families with better socio-economic position (OR = 1.26, 95% CI = 1.06, 1.50). Conclusions: The experience of having fluoride administered by a dentist in the previous year was low overall in this sample of Mexican children. The results of the study suggest certain socio-economic inequalities. Strategies aimed at eliminating such inequalities across the socio-economic spectrum are necessary if this population group is to follow recommended frequency schedules for topical fluoride applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWest Indian Medical Journal
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Topical Fluorides
Dentists
Economics
Fluorides
Dental Economics
Logistic Models
Dental Hygienists
Mexico
Population Groups
Canada
Appointments and Schedules
Tooth
Cross-Sectional Studies
Mothers

Keywords

  • Dental care
  • Mexico
  • Oral health
  • Prevention
  • School
  • Topical fluoride

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  • Medicine(all)

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Casanova-Rosado, A. J., Medina-Solís, C. E., Casanova-Rosado, J. F., Avila-Burgos, L., Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A., Márquez-Rodríguez, S., ... Maupome, G. (2017). Socio-economic inequality in professionally administered topical fluoride among Mexican schoolchildren. West Indian Medical Journal, 66(2). https://doi.org/10.7727/wimj.2014.361

Socio-economic inequality in professionally administered topical fluoride among Mexican schoolchildren. / Casanova-Rosado, A. J.; Medina-Solís, C. E.; Casanova-Rosado, J. F.; Avila-Burgos, L.; Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A.; Márquez-Rodríguez, S.; Márquez-Corona, M. L.; Maupome, Gerardo.

In: West Indian Medical Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2, 01.01.2017.

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Casanova-Rosado, AJ, Medina-Solís, CE, Casanova-Rosado, JF, Avila-Burgos, L, Vallejos-Sánchez, AA, Márquez-Rodríguez, S, Márquez-Corona, ML & Maupome, G 2017, 'Socio-economic inequality in professionally administered topical fluoride among Mexican schoolchildren', West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 66, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.7727/wimj.2014.361
Casanova-Rosado AJ, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado JF, Avila-Burgos L, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Márquez-Rodríguez S et al. Socio-economic inequality in professionally administered topical fluoride among Mexican schoolchildren. West Indian Medical Journal. 2017 Jan 1;66(2). https://doi.org/10.7727/wimj.2014.361
Casanova-Rosado, A. J. ; Medina-Solís, C. E. ; Casanova-Rosado, J. F. ; Avila-Burgos, L. ; Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A. ; Márquez-Rodríguez, S. ; Márquez-Corona, M. L. ; Maupome, Gerardo. / Socio-economic inequality in professionally administered topical fluoride among Mexican schoolchildren. In: West Indian Medical Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 66, No. 2.
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