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Are university students continuing their oral-dental health practices as performed in childhood?

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Title: Are university students continuing their oral-dental health practices as performed in childhood?
Authors: Ito, Eriko / Kaminishi, Kagumi / Ohnishi, Mayumi
Issue Date: Jul-2020
Publisher: 長崎大学大学院医歯薬学総合研究科保健学専攻 / Master Course of Health Sciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Nagasaki University
Citation: 保健学研究, 33, pp.47-52; 2020
Abstract: Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between university students' oral-dental health behavior in their childhood and at present. Methods: A self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey was performed with 3rd and 4th year university students in Nagasaki. The questionnaire included questions regarding oral-dental health practices related to toothbrushing, dental health check-ups, fluoride varnish, self-checking of oral and dental conditions, eating habits of sweets, mastication during eating, and frequency of toothbrush renewal, both currently and that of in childhood during primary school years. Results: A total of 150 responses were analyzed. It was found that students brush their teeth 2.9 ± 0.9 (mean ± standard deviation) times per day, while they brushed 2.7 ± 0.7 times per day in childhood (r = 0.339). Seventy two of the students brushed their teeth 3 times or more per day at both the time of the survey and in childhood (48.0%). Conclusion: It is necessary to establish oral-dental health behaviors as part of everyday lifestyle from childhood with continuous intervention of oral-dental health promotion.
Keywords: university students / primary school age / life-course / oral-dental health practices
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/40217
ISSN: 18814441
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 33

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/40217

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