Article | . 2017 Vol. 17, Issue. 4
The correlation between oral health factors and mental health factors in Korean adolescents



Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonkwang Health Science University1
Department of Dental Hygiene, Shinhan University2




2017.. 669:80


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Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between demographic factors and oral health factors and mental health factors in Korean adolescents. Methods: The study was based on the 11th Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-Based Survey (2015). The final participation rate in the survey was 96.7%. of a total of 70.362 adolescents (age, 12∼18 years) who had participated in the survey, 68,043 adolescents were selected for analysis. Results: As a result of examining the stress awareness of adolescents and the experience of oral disease symptoms, it was found that the number of brushing times per day was less than 1 time (p<0.001), tingling and throbbing (p<0.001), gum pain & blood (p<0.001) and bad breath (p<0.001) were more stressed than those who had experience. On the other hand, the lack of experience in oral health education was more stressful (p<0.001). As a result of examining the factors influencing subjective happiness, it was found that the female, the lower the grade, the higher the academic performance and economic level, the less experience of oral disease in the last one year, The level of awareness was high. Conclusions: These results indicate that the demographic factors, mental health factors, and oral health factors of adolescents are correlated to one another . Therefore, when developing a program for promoting adolescent health or establishing a national business plan, it should be considered in a multi-faceted way.





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