Year of Publication
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Richard Crosby, PhD
Kate Eddens, PhD
Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES
Research indicates that children raised by their grandparents can have poorer health outcomes than their peers living in mother or father based households. There is, however, little research that indicates how childhood oral health is affected by grandparents raising grandchildren. This study investigated grandparent based family structures, and how this family structure affects oral health of Kentucky children. Using data from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health, 113 Kentucky children were identified as living with a grandparent as a primary caregiver. Chi-Square analyses were utilized to assess the oral health status of these children, as well as what role grandparent based households play on oral health in Kentucky.
Brinker, Kory, "Adolescent Oral Health in Kentucky, 2007 National Survey of Childhood Health Analysis" (2015). Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.). 34.