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Relationship between dental caries and oral health behavior in middle and high school students: The Ninth(2013) Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey

Lee Jong Hwa 1 백지민 2 유지영 3

1김천대학교
2서라벌대학교
3수성대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between dental caries and oral health behaviors in middle andhigh school students by web-based survey of the ninth(2013) Korean youth risk behavior. Methods: The subjects were 75,149 students from 400 middle schools and 400 high schools. Finally, the survey participation ratewas 96.4%(72,435 students from 799 schools) by complex sample design. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics ofthe subjects, oral health behaviors, and oral health status. General characteristics included gender, types of schools, economiccondition, and residential types. Oral health behaviors included subjective oral health condition, frequency of tooth brushing, toothbrushing after meal within recent 7 days, sealant within 12 months, fluoride application within 12 months, scaling within 12 months,and oral health education experience within 12 months. Oral health condition included dental caries incidence within 12 months. Results: Oral health behavior influenced on dental caries in the middle and high school students in Korea. This study showed therelationship between the sociodemographic characteristics, tooth brushing frequency, sealant experience, dental caries and halitosisexperience, and scaling within 12 months. Scaling is the best prevention method for dental caries and halitosis in the students. Conclusions: The study showed the necessity for practical oral health education and the effect of fluoride application for dentalcaries prevention.

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