Journal article

Home ownership, income and oral health of children in Australia-A population-based study

Ludmila Fleitas Alfonzo, Rebecca Bentley, Ankur Singh

Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Income inequalities in children's oral health have been well described. It is plausible that the security of tenure reflected by the ownership status of children's housing dynamically interacts with household income to shape these inequalities. We examined whether housing tenure modifies the known association between household income and oral health. METHODS: Data were analysed on 3344 10- to 11-year-old children from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Multivariable regression models tested associations between household income and dental caries and tooth loss due to caries. Effect modification by home ownership (yes/no) was tested on the additive and multiplicative sc..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Professor Rebecca Bentley is supported by Australian Research Council's Future Fellowship Programme (FT150100131). Ludmila Fleitas Alfonzo is supported by the National Scholarship Program for Graduates Abroad 'Don Carlos Antonio Lopez', managed by the Government of the Republic of Paraguay. Doctor Ankur Singh received no funding