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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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CONCHA SANCHEZ, Sonia Constanza  and  MORALES BORRERO, Carolina. La inequidad en el acceso a la atención odontológica de las mujeres gestantes en Santander. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2014, vol.46, n.1, pp.35-45. ISSN 0121-0807.

Introduction: Living conditions, health care and care of the pregnant women are compromised, especially with the poorest and most vulnerable ones, oral component plays an important role in this inequality. Objective: To describe social and economic conditions that determines inequality in the access to dental care for pregnant women in Santander. Methodology: An observational analytical, cross sectional study was made with 8695 pregnant women. We analyzed the variables related to geographic area and the healthcare system, and for pregnant women, demographic variables, oral condition and dental assistance. For the univariate analysis, summary measures were calculated, and for the bivariate analysis, the assistance to the dental attention with the explanatory variables were related, to do that the chi2 test was applied. Conclusion: The economic and social determinants related to the low level of development of the municipality, rural residence, be "vinculada" or user of the subsidized regime and be older than 40 years old got an influence with the dental care of pregnant women in Santander

Keywords : Pregnant; dental attention; inequities; inequality.

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