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The relationship between oral health behavior and dental services utilization in Korean adolescents

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(5), pp.851-860
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

최문실 1 박형수 2 이병훈 1 정상길 1 Jong Park ORD ID 1

1조선대학교
2조선대학교 대학원

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study examined the oral health behavior and dental services utilization of adolescents in order to provide information on how to disseminate the correct oral health behavior to youth and develop programs for the approach. Methods: The raw data of 󰡐The Third 2007 Youth Health Behavior Online Survey󰡑carried out by the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention were analyzed. All survey data collected was processed using SPSS ver 17.0 for data analysis as Frequency analysis, chi-square and Logistic regression analysis. Results: 1.The results showed that the adolescents who have parents with college degree are 70% higher of dental services utilization than the adolescents counterpart. (whose parents don't have degrees) And also the adolescents living in cities are 1.3 times higher use of dental services than others living in countries. 2. In case of drinking soda, students having soda 4 days per week on average are 1.2 times higher use of dental services than who don't. 3.The students brushing teeth after lunch are 0.9 times lower use of dental service than who don't brush teeth. And the students who have tooth ache whenever they have a meal are 1.6 times higher use of dental service than the students who don't have tooth ache. The students who had a dental health education are 1.4 times higher utilization of dental service than who don't. The difference of using dental service between the students who have gum disease and halitosis and the students who don't is almost none. 4. The students who drink alcohol and smoke 10 days more or less a month are 0.8 ~ 0.9 times lower use of dental service than who don't. Conclusion: The data showed that the rate of utilizing dental service is higher at students who live with parents having college degree and the more have oral health behavior, the less use of dental service for treatment. We concluded that more educational program should be developed and vitalized so that students can have oral health.

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