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J Korean Acad Oral Health. 2013 Jun;37(2):73-80. Korean.
Published online June 30, 2013.  https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2013.37.2.73
Copyright © 2013 by Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health
Relationship between restricted activity due to oral diseases and oral health behaviors among adolescents
Cha-Young Lim,1 Hyun-Jeong Ju,1 Na-Gyung Lee,1 Hyo-Won Oh,1,2 and Heung-Soo Lee1,2
1Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
2Institute of Wonkwang Dental Research, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.

Corresponding Author: Heung-Soo Lee. Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, 460 Iksandae-ro, Iksan 570-749, Korea. Tel: +82-63-850-6851, Fax: +82-63-850-6851, Email: smagn@wonkwang.ac.kr
Received April 03, 2013; Revised May 30, 2013; Accepted June 18, 2013.

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Abstract

Objectives

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between restricted activity due to oral diseases and oral health behaviors among adolescents.

Methods

A cross-sectional study design was used. The subjects were 238 middle school students and 231 high school students; a total of 469 students from 15 different schools located in 7 regions of Bucheon in Gyeonggi Province, Daejeon, and others. The adolescents who participated in the survey were chosen by convenience sampling. The association between restricted activities due to oral diseases and oral health behaviors was analyzed using multiple logistic regression analysis.

Results

The annual experience rate of oral diseases stood at 1.4 percent, while the number of days absent and early departures from school was 0.15 days per student. The rate of middle school students who were disturbed by oral disease with respect to sleep, eating, speaking, and/or schoolwork was 33.1 percent. In high school students, it was 40.6 percent. Dental pain and gingival bleeding were identified as major factors to the restriction of activities, and being disturbed while eating was related to cariogenic beverages.

Conclusions

It would be of great social interest to support and promote oral health programs among adolescents. Therefore, a national survey of the status of activity restrictions due to oral diseases in adolescents should be implemented in order to make specific future plans.

Keywords: Behavior; Limitation of Activity; Loss; Oral health; School

Tables


Table 1
Status of school loss due to oral disease among adolescents
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Status of activity limitation due to oral disease among adolescents
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Table 3
Multiple logistic regression analysis about factors related early leave from school due to oral disease treatment among adolescents
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Table 4
Multiple logistic regression analysis about factors related activity limitation experience by types
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Table 5
Multiple logistic regression analysis about factors related activity limitation experience
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