Income Disparities Widen the Gap in Oral Health of California Adults
Policy brief discussing associations between social determinants of health (SDOH) and oral health in California adults using data from the 2017 and 2018 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS). Describes barriers related to oral health education, literacy, access to care, and oral health screening for low-income populations. Related infographic offers a map of oral health differences by region, noting disparities in rural California counties and data on income and racial/ethnic population characteristics.
Nadereh Pourat, Maria Ditter
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Access · Health disparities · Health literacy · Oral health · Poverty · Social determinants of health · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · California