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Trajectory of social inequalities in the treatment of dental caries among preschool children in Japan.

Authors
  • Aida, Jun1
  • Matsuyama, Yusuke1
  • Tabuchi, Takahiro2
  • Komazaki, Yuko3
  • Tsuboya, Toru1
  • Kato, Tsuguhiko4
  • Osaka, Ken1
  • Fujiwara, Takeo5
  • 1 Department of International and Community Oral Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 2 Cancer Control Center, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 3 Section of Maxillofacial Orthognathics, Department of Maxillofacial Reconstruction and Function, Division of Maxillofacial/Neck Reconstruction, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 4 Department of Social Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 5 Department of Global Health Promotion, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
45
Issue
5
Pages
407–412
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/cdoe.12304
PMID: 28444902
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Our results suggest that the rate of caries treatment is higher for preschool children with lower SES in Japan, with significant widening of absolute inequalities along with the growth of the children.

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