Assessing the oral health of an ageing population: methods, challenges and predictors of survey participation

Gerodontology, 05/03/2012

Recruitment, communications and logistics present challenges in conducting a province–wide survey. Identification of employment, education and dental visit frequency as predictors of survey participation provide insight into possible non–response bias and suggest potential for underestimation of oral disease prevalence in this and similar surveys. This potential must be considered in analysis and in future recruitment strategies.

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