273630 Periodontal Disease and Health Disparities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 3:14 PM - 3:36 PM

Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH , Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This presentation will focus on the disparities that exist among persons with periodontitis. Data from the 2009/2010 data cycle of NHANES will be used and socioeconomic factors such as poverty level, education, and race/ethnicity will be highlighted.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the disparities for those adults with periodontitis. Discuss the extent of the disparities for those adults with periodontitis.

Keywords: Oral Health, Health Disparities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Section Councilor in the Oral Health Section as well as a CDC dental officer in the Surveillance, Investigation and Research Branch of the Division of Oral Health. I have given numerous presentations on oral health disparities, including at previous APHA conferences.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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