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Associations Between Oral Health-Related Characteristics, Awareness of Dental Health Insurance and Dental Service Utilization in Middle-Aged Adults

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2022, 6(1), pp.1-13
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : January 4, 2022
  • Accepted : April 19, 2022
  • Published : April 30, 2022

Soo-Min Kang 1 Jong-Hwa Jang 1

1단국대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in awareness of dental health insurance, including the awareness of dentures and dental implants, according to the oral health-related characteristics, and to analyze the related factors affecting the use of dental care of middle-aged adults. Using an online survey, logistic regression analysis was conducted to investigate awareness of oral health-related characteristics, dental health insurance-related, and dental care utilization among 250 middle-aged adults residing in the metropolitan area. Awareness in relation to dental health insurance was highly investigated and showed a significant difference the more subjectively they thought they were healthy (2.56 points), the more they were interested in oral health care (2.51 points), and in terms of people who received an oral exam within the last year (2.52 points) (P<0.05). On the other hand, there was no significant difference in the awareness of dental health insurance in relation to the use of dental care (P>0.05). In summary, it is thought that active publicity and education on the necessity of oral examination are fundamental so that middle-aged adults can pay attention to oral health prevention.

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