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Association between dental caries experience and performance of the dietary action guides among the special school for students of disability

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2012, 12(6), pp.1193-1202
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Moon Hee Jung 1 김설악 1 Hee Jeong Park 2

1여주대학교
2서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship of oral health status such as dental caries and the performance of dietary action guides with six items. Methods : Oral examination and self-administrated questionnaire were conducted on 87 disabled students, aged 6-19 who were attending special school in the area of the metropolitan Seoul. Two logistic regression models to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to investigate the association dental caries experience and the performance of dietary action guides after controlling for potential confounders. Results : The proportion of study subjects with caries were 37.9%, 26.9%(male)and 54.3%(female), respectively(p<0.05). There was significantly difference the subjects with caries and perceived oral health status(p<0.01). Among the dietary action guides items, skipping breakfast and not avoiding waste food were significantly higher in the proportion of subjects' caries(p<0.05, p<0.01,respectively). The avoiding waste food groups had more possibility of having caries significantly(p<0.05), even after controlling gender, and perceived oral health status. Conclusions : These results indicate that oral health promotion policy with dietary action guides should be strengthened for support of disabled student's dental health.

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