High elderly population in Indonesia might increase oral health problems, contributing to systemic disease. Comprehensive and complete oral health services involving promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services would improve oral and dental health statuses of the elderly. The current study evaluated factors contributing to oral health service utilization for elderly in elderly posyandu, Payakumbuh City through a cross-sectional study design using a purposive sampling method. Normative need data for 291 elderly individuals was obtained by screening the dental and oral health statuses, while data regarding predisposing, supporting, perceived need factors, and oral health service utilization were obtained by completing a questionnaire through an interview. The average age of the subjects was 65.91 years, sex proportion was 20.3% male and 79.7% female, and average DMFT was 22.6 with a 17.8 MT value. The percentages of oral health service utilization and healthcare insurance card holders were 19.6% and 87.6%, respectively, and the logistic regression result was double on six modeling with an R-square value of 0.380. Factors contributing to oral health service utilization for the elderly were age, educational status, systemic disease history, and socioeconomic status. The four variables on the modeling were able to predict 38% of oral health service variations for the elderly.
|Number of pages
|Journal of International Dental and Medical Research
|Published - 1 Jan 2019
- Health services
- Oral health status