Comparative models of primary dental and medical service usage

Publication type

Journal Article


Publication date

June 1, 2007


Objectives: To compare socioeconomic, demographic and health behaviour predictors of primary dental and medical service use.

Methods: Nationally representative self-report data from the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 (15,791 respondents included) British Household Panel Surveys (BHPS M and N waves), including information about dental examinations and reports (DEs) and General Medical Practitioner consultations (GPCs), were analysed using chi-square tests and logistic regression models.

Results: 64.5% of respondents in 2004-5 (9395 of 14559) reported having a DE compared to 38.0% (5,614 of 14,755) who reported three or more GPCs in the previous 12 months. Chi-square analyses showed that all socioeconomic (educational qualification, household income, social class), demographic (age, gender, marital status) and health factors (sight test in previous year, smoking, private health insurance status, service use in 2003-4) were all significantly correlated (p

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Journal of Dental Research


Volume: 86 (Special Issue B): 131-?



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