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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 809–815 | Cite as

Comparing Oral Health Services Use in the Spanish and Immigrant Working Population

  • Natalia Muñoz-Pino
  • Carmen Vives-Cases
  • Andrés A. Agudelo-Suárez
  • Elena Ronda-Pérez
Original Paper

Abstract

We aim to analyze oral health services use and related factors in the immigrant working population compared to the Spanish counterparts. Cross-sectional study of working population (n = 8591) that responded Spanish National Health Survey (SNHS), 2011–2012. The association between oral health services use and migration status was estimated using logistic regression. Immigrant men presented a greater probability of oral health service use a year or more prior (aOR 1.63; 95% CI 1.26–2.02), independently of oral health, sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics. In immigrant women, greater probability of use of oral health services one year or more prior disappeared after adjusting for the same variables (aOR 1.15; 95% CI 0.91–1.45). Occupational social class and education level could explain better a high percentage of oral health service use one year or more prior in immigrant women but there is a persistent inequality in oral health service use in immigrant men.

Keywords

Emigrants and immigrants Migrant workers Dental health Health surveys 

Notes

Funding

No external financial resources to report.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All authors declares that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of DentistryUniversity of AntioquiaMedellínColombia
  2. 2.Public Health Research GroupUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  3. 3.CIBER of Epidemiology and Public HealthMadridSpain

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