September 26, 2020         
Curative Researchers Initiate Research Study to Test Efficacy of Self-Collected COVID-19 Tests   •   Everything You Need To Know About PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL's Festival 2020 Returning Virtually!   •   AHF Rings Alarm Over Nationwide Shortage of STD Test Kits   •   Voting Could Be More Difficult for People with Disabilities This Year   •   Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Partners with United Wholesale Mortgage and Home Point Financial to Introduce Small   •   Celebrity Nitzia Chama Will Host Launch Event For KUL CBD Luxury Skincare At Curacao Department Stores   •   Pres. Donald Trump to speak on Friday Night at Family Research Council Action's Values Voter Summit 2020   •   In response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 2149 into law Postmates along with other concerned parties, Dine Black LA a   •   C-Sweet Webinar: “How We Can Make Difference” Part Three in a Series on Why Diversity Matters   •   Censorship and the Dangers of Being Silenced   •   U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Endorses Joe Biden   •   Frog Street Offers Extensive "At-Home Learning" Resources to Help Children Stay Engaged in New Hybrid Learning Environments   •   LegalShield Leadership Convention, Lead the Change, to Bring Record Number of Associates Together Virtually   •   Laird Superfood Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise in Full of the Underwriters’ Option to Purchase   •   Dow leaders recognized on 2020 HERoes Women Role Model lists   •   BlackNorth Initiative Applauds Recognition of Systemic Racism in Speech from the Throne- Commitment to Measurable Improvement in   •   Cubic Introduces New Ventra Mobile App for Chicagoland Travelers   •   TherapeuticsMD Provides Update on Third Quarter Progress   •   ADEA Statement in Support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workplace Training   •   Hard Rock International Announces Its Annual Pinktober® Campaign Pledging Support For Breast Cancer Awareness And Research
Bookmark and Share

Toothache More Likely To Strike Poor, Minority Kids

SEATTLE - 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.

 


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News