Health Policy

Neighborhood and family social capital and parent-reported oral health of children in Iowa

Reynolds, J.C.; Damiano, P.C.; Glanville, J.L.; Oleson, J.; McQuistan, M.R.


A growing body of evidence supports the impact of social factors on oral health disparities in children in the United States. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between two types of social capital—family and neighborhood—and the parent-reported oral health of Iowa's children.