The Crisis of Women and At-Risk Populations Needing Dental Care in Tennessee Challenges and Engagement Efforts - Exam 57 - Spring Summer 2014
Women's health issues are receiving increased attention, including the differences in their dental needs and experiences. Biological and social factors are strong determinants of physical and dental health along the entire life spectrum. Socio-environmental place also contributes significantly to some of the barriers to quality and quantity of health care received, placing population groups who have less access to care at risk. Considerable disparities exist in who receives dental care and what type of dental treatment is received among different segments of the population. Greater illumination of these issues in all discussions related to healthcare of women and at-risk populations continues to be a needed focus of concern.

 1) With one being best and 50 being worst, Tennessee ranks in the nation in the number of adults over age 65 who have had all of their permanent teeth extracted
  1. 2nd
  2. 5th
  3. 34th
  4. 42nd
  5. 49th
 2) The most cost effective way to provide decay prevention to all residents of a community is
  1. Applying fluoride varnish in public health clinics
  2. Fluoridating community water supplies
  3. Providing literature and educational information at Federally Qualified Health Centers
  4. Providing volunteer dental services in free or not-for-profit health clinics
  5. Reallocating state funds for preventive dental services at public health clinics
 3) Women of this demographic group aged sixteen and over with the highest rate of living below the poverty level in Tennessee are
  1. Caucasian
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American
 4) The number of Tennessee counties which are designated as partially or totally adequate access to dental care
  1. 67
  2. 45
  3. 86
  4. 32
  5. 78
 5) Mortality from cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx in Tennessee is the national average
  1. Higher than
  2. Lower than