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A study on correlation between subjective consciousness on periodontal health status and blood cell count of college students

Sun-Mi Lee 1 Lim Mi Hee 2 JoYoonKyung 1

1동남보건대학교
2한양여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the periodontal health indexes of some college students and awareness of periodontal health by conducting a survey and complete blood count(CBC) to evaluate periodontal health status. Methods : The study subjects were 133 college students. After receiving informed consent,the health-related majoring students voluntarily participated in this study from May 1 to 30, 2012. Results : 1. In order to assess periodontal health indexes, total scores of all the 15 items were calculated and mean was 3.06 of 5 points. Mean of periodontal health was 3.48. 2. High hemoglobin and high hematocrit revealed high periodontal health indexes and high platelet resulted in low peridontal health indexes. 3. Red blood cell, hemoglobin, and hematocrit of the male,older, smoking, and high periodontal index students showed higher range of score in the meanwhile white blood cell and platelet was low range. The range of female students were not statistically significant. Conclusions : Periodontal health education program is very important to periodontal care and can motivate the oral health behavior change.

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