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released: 11 May 1999 author: Stewart J F, Carter K D & Brennan D S

Examines the issues of oral health and access to dental care for adult Australians living in rural and remote areas. It compare the results of people from rural, remote and urban locations at three different levels: the adult population; cardholders who are eligible for publicly funded dental care; and recipients of publicly funded dental services. This report is one of a number of publications investigating adult access to dental care in Australia, and was produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Dental Statistics and Research Unit.

ISSN 1321 0254; ISBN 978 0 86396 802 0; Cat. no. DEN 41; 81pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • List of tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Explanatory notes
  • Executive Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Trends in oral health and access issues
    • 1.2 Social inequality in relation to oral health and access issues
    • 1.3 Health patterns by location in Australia
    • 1.4 Structure and themes
    • 1.5 References
  • 2 Data sources
    • 2.1 National Dental Telephone Interview Surveys
    • 2.2 Dental Satisfaction Surveys
    • 2.3 Prospective Adult Dental Programs Survey
  • 3 Population
    • 3.1 Sample yield
    • 3.2 Oral health status
    • 3.3 Access to services
    • 3.4 Social impact and economic factors
    • 3.5 Satisfaction scores
    • 3.6 Discussion
  • 4 Card-holders
    • 4.1 Sample yield
    • 4.2 Oral health status
    • 4.3 Access to services
    • 4.4 Social impact and economic factors
    • 4.5 Satisfaction scores
    • 4.6 Discussion
  • 5 Public-funded dental patients
    • 5.1 Sample yield
    • 5.2 Type of care
    • 5.3 Oral health status
    • 5.4 Provision of services
    • 5.5 Satisfaction scores
    • 5.6 Discussion
  • 6 Comments on dental care received

Recommended citation

Stewart J F, Carter K D & Brennan D S 1999. Adult access to dental care, rural and remote dwellers. Dental Statistics and Research Series no. 17. Cat. no. DEN 41. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467030>.

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