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  1. Determinants of dental insurance status for U.S. military families.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Joint Congress of the South African Division and the East and Southern Africa Section, International Association for Dental Research. Cape Town, ZAF, 1997/10/05.

    This study explores what factors influence whether active duty U.S. military personnel enroll their families in Department of Defense (DoD) or non-DoD dental insurance plans.

    The data come from a 26-site, cross-sectional survey of U.S. service members conducted from April 1994 to January 1995.

    A prestratified, randomly selected target sample of 15,915 service members yielded 12,950 respondents (81% response rate) ; 7,243 of these had insurance-eligible families.

    Age, gender, ethnicity, education, rank, marital status, branch of service, number of children, number of years of military service, and insurance status of respondents were collected on self-administered questionnaires.

    We performed stepwise, backward, logistic regression analysis to determine which factors influence a military family's dental insurance status.

    Results show that enrollment in DoD insurance is influenced by every demographic factor collected ; enrollment in non-DoD insurance is influenced by fewer factors.

    The decision by U.S. service members to enroll their families in dental insurance plans is subject to many and complex influences.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Dent, Soin intégré, Prise décision, Assurance, Milieu familial, Militaire, Méthodologie, Analyse statistique, Facteur sociodémographique, Homme, Dent pathologie, Politique sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tooth, Managed care, Decision making, Insurance, Family environment, Military, Methodology, Statistical analysis, Sociodemographic factor, Human, Dental disease, Health policy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0050827

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.