2022
DOI: 10.1002/cre2.674
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Factors associated with the use of oral health services in Peruvian children under the age of 12 years

Abstract: Objectives: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with the use of oral health services in Peruvian children under 12 years of age.Material and Methods: A secondary analysis of 2019 Demographic and Family Health Survey was conducted. The sample consisted of 40,751 children. The main variable was the use of dental services (attended/not attended) in the last 6 months, and the independent variables were gender, age, area of residence, wealth quintile, health insurance coverage, information received o… Show more

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“…However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a decrease was reported in this percentage (2020: 19.6%) [ 10 , 11 ]. Likewise, it has previously been reported that Peruvian children under 12 years of age belonging to the wealthiest quintiles, had a higher probability of using oral health services in 2019, a scenario that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing inequalities in oral health [ 12 ]. Finally, the pandemic has hit Peru particularly hard as it is a developing country with a limited capacity to respond to this type of event, insufficient access to basic services, high rates of poverty and unemployment [ 13 ], and spending on health that represented only 5.22% of the Gross Domestic Product in 2019, being below other countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region and the regional average (7.88%) [ 14 ].…”
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“…However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a decrease was reported in this percentage (2020: 19.6%) [ 10 , 11 ]. Likewise, it has previously been reported that Peruvian children under 12 years of age belonging to the wealthiest quintiles, had a higher probability of using oral health services in 2019, a scenario that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing inequalities in oral health [ 12 ]. Finally, the pandemic has hit Peru particularly hard as it is a developing country with a limited capacity to respond to this type of event, insufficient access to basic services, high rates of poverty and unemployment [ 13 ], and spending on health that represented only 5.22% of the Gross Domestic Product in 2019, being below other countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region and the regional average (7.88%) [ 14 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%