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A analysis on oral health behaviors of High School students in Gyeonggi

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2012, 12(6), pp.1221-1231
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

최영숙 1 Bo-Hye Jun 2

1경희대학교
2수원여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health behavior and examine closely the connection factor and plans oral health promotion. Methods : This survey was conducted on 370 high school students in Kyunggi-do Suwon from November 21 to 23, 2011. 352 questionnaires were collected and analyzed. The collected data was analyzed using the statistical package SPSS WIN 15.0 using frequency, mean and standard deviation analysis, T-test,one-way ANOVA and Duncan's test correlation analysis. Results : The results state that 73.3% of students believe brushing teeth is very important and 26.7% of the students method of tooth brushing is up and down. for correct teeth brushing, they think choosing a brush is important(70.7%) also their brush shapes were uneven form(44.3%) and flat form(43.5%). 31.4% of students are using an oral hygiene device and 31.4%of students had received oral health education. 42.7% of female students get information about oral health from their dental clinics. 24.8% of male students receive information on oral health from parents and relatives. They think the best educator for oral health education will be a Dental hygienist(46.5%), or Dentist(48.0%). we found that a correlation between oral health interest,importance, knowledge and condition effect each other(p<.001). It means that if students have high oral health interest, oral care importance and oral health knowledge which can improve their oral health condition. Conclusions : The results of this study state that we need continuous oral health education systems and prevention programs to raise awareness among students and for the improvement of their oral health.

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