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Factors that affect the perception on the water fluoridation program of some college students, the receptivity of the pros and cons for the program and their response

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2009, 9(1), pp.181-192
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

김영임 1 이혜경 2

1원광보건대학교
2전주비전대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine college students' perception on the water fluoridation program and to analyze the similarities and differences in the perceptions of those to provide the basic data for program development and policy planning, the survey with convenience sampling was carried out to 592 college students and then obtained that results. 1. The question about whether you know what is the water fluoridation program got the answers ‘know well 5.7%', 'know a little 32.6%', but the ratio of correctly recognizing college students about the program for the purpose of preventing cavities is 19.6% so it was concluded that the accurate education about the definition and the protective of the water fluoridation program is urgent. 2. The rate of consent about claims that the water fluoridation program is a public health program similar to vaccination in the receptivity of the pros for the program is the highest with boy students( 64.4%), girl students(75.2%) and therefore it is concluded that it will utilize for the water fluoridation business publicity. 3. Stronger concern for oral health led to the greatest impact on the receptivity of the pros for the water fluoridation program. 4. Most students answered that the time of the water fluoridation operation have to operate gradually and the respondents are 349 students(59%). Therefore it is concluded that the water fluoridation should be taken place in north Jeolla province.

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