ERIC Number: EJ1035510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
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U.S. Emergency Department Admissions for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chi, Donald L.; Masterson, Erin E.; Wong, Jacqueline J.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v52 n3 p193-204 Jun 2014
The authors hypothesized that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are more likely to have an emergency department (ED) admission for nontraumatic dental conditions (NTDCs). The authors analyzed 2009 U.S. National Emergency Department Sample data and ran logistic regression models for children ages 3-17 years and adults age 18 years or older. The prevalence of NTDC-related ED admissions was 0.8% for children and 2.0% for adults. Children with IDDs were at increased odds of NTDC-related ED admission, but this difference was not statistically significant (odds ratio [OR] = 1.06; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.91, 1.23). Adults with IDDs had significantly lower odds of an ED admission for NTDCs (OR = 0.49; 95% CI = 0.44, 0.54). Children with IDDs are not at increased odds of NTDC-related ED admissions, whereas adults with IDDs are at significantly reduced odds.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Medical Services, Dental Health, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Regression (Statistics), Incidence
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