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dc.contributor.advisorRavert, Russell D. (Russell Douglas)eng
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, Linley A.eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 24, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Russell Ravert.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri-Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Dental health is considered an indicator of overall health and may impact specific health areas such as socioemotional well-being. Though considerable dental health and dental health care disparities have been found among Latino adolescents, few studies have examined this group exclusively to discover what may predict the occurrence of dental exams. This study used nationally representative data from Wave I of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in logistic regression models to estimate what factors may contribute to the Latino adolescent participants (n = 3,525) lacking a dental exam in the past year and since birth. The logistic regression models included adolescent, parent/adult caregiver, and household characteristics as control variables and adolescent country of birth and tobacco use as independent variables. Analyses support past findings of adolescent age, adolescent insurance status, and parent level of education being associated significantly with an increased risk of not receiving dental exams. These results extend previous findings regarding Latino dental health care by reporting dental exam disparities by Latino national subgroup.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentv, 72 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc568608738eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7037
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7037eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshHispanic American teenagers -- Dental careeng
dc.subject.lcshDental care -- Utilizationeng
dc.titlePredicting Latino adolescents' dental exam occurrenceeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman development and family sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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