Article | . 2018 Vol. 18, Issue. 3
Factors affecting the rate of oral examination in the elderly in local communities



Department of Dental Hygiene, Songwon University 1




2018.. 359:69


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Objectives: This study was conducted to investigate the factors affect the oral health examination of local community elder for 13,344 using the data of the community health survey. Methods: The dependent variable included answers yes or no about receiving oral examination while the independent variable included general characteristics, health behavior and oral health behavior. The IBM SPSS Statistics 20.0 program was used for frequency analysis, Chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. Results: Factors influencing affect receiving the oral examination was significantly higher in the answer yes group with the score of 1.18 (95% Cl 1.04-1.34) compared to the group that answered no to the question of marriage, significantly higher in the group that answered yes with the score of 1.36 (95% Cl 1.18-1.56) compared to the group that answered no to exposure to anti-smoking campaigns, significantly higher in the group that answered yes with the score of 3.53 (95% Cl 3.05-4.10) compared to the group that answered yes about health examination experience, significantly higher in the group that answered yes with the score of 1.50 (95% Cl 1.19-1.87) compared to the group that answered no about tooth brushing after breakfast and significantly higher in the group that answered yes with the score of 4.00 (95% Cl 3.55-4.37) compared to the group that answered no to whether they have had scaling experience. Conclusions: The study results show that the elderly had a low rate of oral examination. It is necessary to increase preventive treatments and continue studies on oral health examination in the elderly.



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