Objectives: For postmenopausal women who participated in the 2019 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, we aimed to provide basic data for oral health management interventions and oral policies for each life cycle of postmenopausal women by identifying the relationship between physical activity and depression on oral health behavior and awareness symptoms. Methods: The participants of this study were 1,628 menopausal women, and their general characteristics, physical activity, depression, and oral health behavior and awareness symptoms were investigated. This study used the complex sample frequency analysis, complex sample χ2 test, and logistic regression analysis method, which is a sample design of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Results: The factors influencing physical activity were the use of oral hygiene device and chewing difficulty. and the influencing factors of depression experience were pain and chewing difficulty. Conclusions: As a result, physical activity and depression experience should be utilized by developing and oral health program for the promotion of oral health in postmenopausal women.
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Table 1. Physical activity according to characteristics of subject Unit : N(%)