Factors Related to Dental and Oral Utilization in Indonesia: An Ecological Study

Authors

  • Dyah Yulia Ariani
  • Hario Megatsari
  • Agung Dwi Laksono
  • Mursyidul Ibad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2986

Keywords:

dental health, oral health, ecological study, dental health services.

Abstract

Oral and dental health is an integral part of general health which requires attention. This study was conducted
to analyze the ecological factors associated with the proportion of dental and oral utilization in Indonesia.
The ecological analysis was conducted using secondary data from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of
Indonesia report in 2018. All provinces were taken as samples. Apart from the proportion of dental and oral
utilization, 5 other variables analyzed as independent variables were a percentage of 9-year gross enrollment
rate, percentage of poor people, the proportion of damaged/cavity/sore teeth, proportion of missing teeth
due to extraction/date itself, and ratio of PHC per district. The results show that 4 variables tend to have a
positive relationship with the proportion of dental and oral utilization. The four variables were the percentage
of 9-year gross enrollment rate, the proportion of damaged/cavity/sore teeth, proportion of missing teeth due
to extraction/date itself, and the ratio of PHC per district. On the other side, 1 variable was found to tend to
have a negative relationship with the proportion of dental and oral utilization, namely the percentage of poor
people. It could be concluded that the five independent variables analyzed tend to have a relationship with
the proportion of dental and oral utilization in Indonesia.

Author Biographies

Dyah Yulia Ariani

Magister Student, Master of Health Policy and Administration Faculty of Public Health Universitas Airlangga,
Surabaya, Indonesia

Hario Megatsari

Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Agung Dwi Laksono

Researcher, National Institute of Health Research and Development, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Mursyidul Ibad

Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Nadlatul Ulama University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

Ariani, D. Y. ., Megatsari, H. ., Laksono, A. D. ., & Ibad, M. . (2021). Factors Related to Dental and Oral Utilization in Indonesia: An Ecological Study. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 214-220. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2986