International Journal of Dentistry / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Dental Service Utilization and Barriers to Dental Care for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan: A Case-Control Study

Table 2

Barriers to dental care among participants with ASD and control groups.

BarrierASD, N (%)Control, N (%) value

Could not afford the cost64 (43.5)57 (38.3)0.058
Dental office is too far away39 (26.5)19 (12.8)0.003
Dental office is not open at convenient times34 (23.1)40 (26.8)0.460
Dental office has no or difficult access for wheelchair61 (41.5)10 (6.7)0.001
Dental office has inaccessible parking areas52 (35.4)9 (6.0)0.001
Dental office has a small space42 (28.6)7 (4.8)0.001
Dental office has inadequate facilities to provide dental care50 (34)5 (3.4)0.001
Dentist’s lack of knowledge of how to treat people with disability42 (26.6)9 (6.1)0.001
Dental office has a general dentist, not a specialist42 (28.6)14 (9.4)0.001
Long waiting time72 (49)62 (41.6)0.203
Fear of dental work99 (67.3)77 (51.7)0.006
No insurance coverage/dental coverage57 (39)52 (34.9)0.461
Embarrassment or any psychological barriers64 (43.5)14 (9.4)0.001

Significant result, .

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