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A Study on Correlation of Oral Health Status by Oral Health Behavior for the Students in Health Section and Non-Health Section
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2018;14(3):162-170
Published online September 30, 2018;
© 2018 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Cheon-Hee Lee1, Sun-Ha Ahn2

1Department of Dental Hygiene, Andong Science College, Andong, 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungbuk College, Yeongju, Korea
Correspondence to: Sun-Ha Ahn
Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungbuk College, 77 Daehak-ro, Yeongju 36133, Korea. Tel: +82-54-630-5259, Fax: +82-54-852-9907, E-mail:
Received May 18, 2018; Revised August 10, 2018; Accepted August 17, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: This study is to find out what correlation is in the oral health status according to the oral health behavior as an object of university students as well as to induce correct behavior of oral health.
Methods: This study was to explain the research objective and method targeted to total 73 students who majored in the health section and non-health section of a college located in Kyungbuk region, and to select the students who agreed the data collection voluntarily as research object. As to the item of oral health behavior, this study was to conduct a survey by using the individual self recording type questionnaire.
Results: This study has found out that the variables on which had significant effect according to the smoking and number of daily tooth brushing of research object had significant correlation statistically as simplified patient hygiene performance index, salivary viscosity (p<0.05). As to the oral health status according to the oral health behavior of research object, this study has found out that the relation with the salivary buffering capacity according to the number of daily tooth brushing had significant correlation statistically as p<0.05. 
Conclusion: Based on the results above, this researcher is considered as it needs to develop and research multilateral measures to change the oral health behavior in order to promote oral health better consistently.
Keywords : oral health, decayed, missing, filled teeth, dental carries activity test
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