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A Study on actual smoking condition, knowledge, attitude and practice related to dental health of korean soldiers

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(2), pp.243-254
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

전미진 1 황선희 2

1조선대학교
2신구대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The study examined the correlation the between smoking and the actual smoking condition, knowledge, attitude and practice on the dental health of korean soldiers. Methods: The data was collected from a questionnaire given to 301 soldiers at two separate units in Kangwon-DO. Results: Soldiers dependance on nicotine according to the smoking frequence showed positive correlation(p<0.001). The respondents who had bad breath and bleeding gum had smoked for a relative correlation with how long they had smoked. Among the content of the dental health care program that respondents wished to undergo, dental whitening was the most attractive topic(37.9%) and decayed teeth was the most important part in dental health care(25.2%). The correlation coefficient between the dependancy on nicotine the less effort they made to improve their dental health(p<.05). Conclusion: The study suggest that antismoking campaigns should be include in military dental health care programs. Furthermore, the development of dental health care programs considering the needs of each military unit is basic for practice on dental health care between Korean soldiers.

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