Journal article

Associations between Individual-level and Area-level social disadvantage and oral health behaviours in Australian adolescents

Nadia Kaunein, Ankur Singh, Tania King

Australian Dental Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020


Background Oral health behaviours are significant determinants of oral health. There is evidence that socioeconomic position influences oral health behaviours, but little is known about this association during adolescence. This study aims to investigate the association between social disadvantage (individual and area level) and oral health behaviours among Australian adolescents. Methods This study utilized data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). The sample consisted of 2877 adolescents. Exposure measures were area‐level social disadvantage (Socioeconomic Indexes for Areas) and parent‐reported household income from Wave 5. Outcomes, measured in Wave 6, were three dif..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Funding Acknowledgements

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial or not-forprofit sectors. Tania King is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE200100607).