Navigation Links
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study
Date:11/1/2010

MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Poor, minority and special-needs kids in the United States are more likely than other children to be stricken with the pain of toothache, researchers report.

In their study, Dr. Charlotte Lewis and Dr. James Stout of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle analyzed data from almost 87,000 children, aged 1 to 17 years, who took part in the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health.

The investigators found that about 10.7 percent of children had experienced a toothache in the previous six months. Toothache was most common among kids aged 6 to 12, affecting 14 percent of them in the past six months.

Black and multiracial children were significantly more likely to have suffered a toothache than white youngsters, even when the researchers factored in insurance and poverty status. The highest prevalence of toothache was noted among children from poor families. And compared with kids who either had private insurance or no insurance, kids who were covered by Medicaid were more likely to experience a toothache, according to the report.

The study authors also found that special needs children had a significantly higher prevalence of toothache when compared with kids without special needs.

"The prevalence of toothache, particularly among vulnerable groups who disproportionately experience it, serves to reinforce the importance of physician involvement in oral health and of efforts to better evaluate and improve our nation's oral health and dental care system," Lewis and Stout concluded. "Optimally, our nation's health care system would include equitable and universal dental care access so that all Americans could obtain preventive oral health care as well as timely diagnosis and treatment of dental disease."

The study findings are published in the November issue of the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

More information

The Academy of General Dentistry has more about toothache.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Nov. 1, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
2. News brief: Benefit of HPV Vaccination, Frequent Screening for Women over 41 is Likely to be Low
3. Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development
4. Happy People More Likely to Try Something New
5. Diabetics Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss; Florida HearUSA Centers to Offer Free Hearing Screening and Diabetes Video in March
6. Diabetics Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss; Massachusetts HearUSA Centers to Offer Free Hearing Screening and Diabetes Video in March
7. Midlife crisis: Unmarried older women twice as likely to lack health insurance, study shows
8. Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
9. Blacks less likely to know they have heart condition or to use treatment for it, says Mayo Clinic
10. SDI Reports: Nearly a Third Of Physicians Use Handheld and Smartphone Devices to Access Medical Information - Physicians Most Likely to be Using Apple iPhone
11. Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Forty-five percent ... those report that family members or friends have also commented about their poor ... loss wear hearing aids. One reason, suggested by 89 percent of American respondents, ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Pet obesity in the U.S. continued to ... to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). During the ninth annual survey, APOP ... as the benefits of corn and grains, value of raw and organic diets, and ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... SC (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... of several sponsors of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Center on Aging’s ... Mount Pleasant, SC. “MUSC’s Center on Aging is a tremendous resource in our community. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... by itself - the Vector™ Series Multi-Cook Oven offers up to four ovens ... featuring exclusive Structured Air Technology™ for unmatched evenness in cooking. Alto-Shaam has partnered ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... , ... February 22, 2017 , ... Author Michèle Wolff ... valuable for every household and family to know all about it for optimal health. ... with the release of “ Detox, Digestive and Wellness Solutions ” (published by Balboa ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... 2017 Henry Schein Medical today announced ... with Rijuven, which develops innovative digital medical devices, ... practitioners. CardioSleeve is a stethoscope ... sound signals, transmits real-time data to any smartphone ... to help physicians provide diagnostic interpretation of a ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 2017  Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading ... Gold sponsor of the Alzheimer,s Foundation of America,s ... tour commemorates AFA,s15 years of educating individuals about ... The tour will include AFA,s free Concepts in ... of the AFA Quilt to Remember. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , February 22, 2017 NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: ... 50 states in the U.S. have now legalized marijuana for medicinal ... , Canada , Jamaica , ... Portugal , Uruguay and ... or decriminalize cannabis in the last two years. As a result, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: