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The evaluation of oral health behavior between students studying in Canada and college students in Korea

김영숙 1 Min Hee-Hong 2

1단국대학교
2대전보건대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the oral health behaviors betweenstudents studying in Vancouver, Canada and college students in Daejeon, Korea. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 239 students in November, 2013. The questionnaire consisted of oral health behavior including tooth brushing methods betweentwo countries. Chi-square test and t-test were analyzed. The analyses were conducted using Rversion 2.14.2(R Foundation for statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria). Results : The number of tooth brushing in Korean students was higher than those in Canada. Fifty nine percent of the Koreans brushed their teeth 3 times a day while 62.3% of studentsin Canada brushed their teeth 2 times a day(p<0.0001). Those who were taught on oral healtheducation tended to brush the teeth more frequently that those who had not. Koreans and Japanesetended to brush teeth more frequently after breakfast than the Taiwanese(p=0.005). Koreans alsobrushed teeth after dinner more frequently than Japanese, Taiwanese, and other foreigners(p=0.012). Conclusions : This study indicated that Koreans have better oral health behaviors in comparisonto students studying abroad.

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