A survey on recognition about water fluoridation of the primary teachers at non-fluridated area in Jinhae
Kyeung Ae Jang, Seon Jeong Moon1
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Choonhae College,
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Jinju health college1.
key word : dental caries, Jinhae, primary school teacher, recognition, water fluoridation,
The purpose of this study was to take inforamtion to increase support on water fluoridation primary school teachers in Jinhae.
The survey was done by self-administration method to primary school teachers 88 at non-fluoridated area in Jinhae. The date was analysed using the SPSS 10.1 program.
The results are as follows :
The mean percentage of the respondents using the tap water and purified water for drinking was 51.1% and 33.3%, respectively. Recognition rate of water fluoridation was 64.8%. 33.3% of the respondents knew about water fluoridation from mass mesdia. 62.5% of the respondents agreed with water fluoridation. 76.1% of the respondents knew that the purpose of water fluoridation was the prevention of dental caries. 72.7% of the respondents agreed with continuous water fluoridation. 70.5% of the recognized about safety of water fluoridation. 72.7% of the respondents agreed with decision of professional group for the performance of water fluoridation.
In order to secure residents' support for the continuation of the adjusted water fluoridation program and to reinforce the education for safety and economical efficiency for the residents through systemic education.