A Longitudinal Analysis of Unmet Need for Oral Treatment in a National Sample of Medical HIV Patients

Published in: American Journal of Public Health, v. 95, no. 1, Jan. 2005, p. 73-75

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2004

by Marvin Marcus, Carl A. Maida, Ian D. Coulter, James Freed, Claudia Der-Martirosian, Honghu H. Liu, Benjamin A. Freed, Norma Guzman-Becerra, Ronald Andersen

Read More

Access further information on this document at ajph.aphapublications.org

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

This longitudinal study examines perceived unmet dental need in a nationally representative probability sample of HIV-infected persons in medical care. A logistic regression analysis modeled the relationship between unmet need and explanatory variables. The authors estimate that 40% of HIV/AIDS patients report an unmet need associated with being male, being unemployed, injecting drugs, being heterosexual, lacking dental insurance, and having less education. Disparities in unmet need are related to socioeconomic status rather than to disease stage or ethnicity.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.