Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

Dental Health Assessment in Autistic Youth – Results from National Survey of Children’s Health

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Keywords

dental, oral hygiene index, autism, developmental delay, National Survey of Children’s Health

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

The purpose of this analysis is to assess the overall dental health of autistic youth aged 10-17 years and compare it with youth of similar age group diagnosed with other developmental delays. Data were from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health that included parental reported measures of oral hygiene and behaviors of youth including dental health status, preventive visits and cavities. Weighted percentages, chi-square tests and regression analyses with design effects in SAS 9.4 were used. Preliminary results show parents of youth with autism and developmental delay are more likely to report fair/poor Oral Hygiene Index when compared to youth with only an autism diagnosis.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Dental Health Assessment in Autistic Youth – Results from National Survey of Children’s Health

The purpose of this analysis is to assess the overall dental health of autistic youth aged 10-17 years and compare it with youth of similar age group diagnosed with other developmental delays. Data were from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health that included parental reported measures of oral hygiene and behaviors of youth including dental health status, preventive visits and cavities. Weighted percentages, chi-square tests and regression analyses with design effects in SAS 9.4 were used. Preliminary results show parents of youth with autism and developmental delay are more likely to report fair/poor Oral Hygiene Index when compared to youth with only an autism diagnosis.