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Relationships between lifestyle and dental health behaviors in a rural population in Japan

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Title: Relationships between lifestyle and dental health behaviors in a rural population in Japan
Authors: Harada, Shoji Browse this author
Akhter, Rahena2 Browse this author
Kurita, Keiko Browse this author
Mori, Miyako Browse this author
Hoshikoshi, Misuzu Browse this author
Tamashiro, Hidehiko Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Morita, Manabu Browse this author
Authors(alt): アクター, ラヘナ2
Keywords: dental health behavior
rural area
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2004
Publisher: Blackwell Munksgaard
Journal Title: Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
Start Page: 17
End Page: 24
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2004.00189.x
PMID: 15642043
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine associations of lifestyle with dental health behaviors such as tooth brushing frequency, use of extra cleaning devices, and regular dental visits to a dentist. Methods: Data were collected from 1182 dentate residents 18 years of age or older who resided in a typical farming district. The data included data on the demographic factors, dental health behavior, and various aspects of lifestyle, i.e. mental condition, alcohol consumption, smoking habit, physical activity, social activity, dietary habits, and presence of systemic diseases. Results: Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that subjects in a younger group (18–39 years of age) and subjects who had never smoked brushed their teeth more frequently. Experience of social volunteer work and presence of systemic disease were correlated with use of extra cleaning devices. Associations of female gender with frequency of tooth brushing and use of extra cleaning devices were weakly positive. The subjects who considered dietary combination carefully and those who lived alone were predisposed to visit a dentist regularly. Conclusions: The results indicate that dental health behavior is associated with lifestyle as well as demographic factors.
Rights: Copyright © 2005, Blackwell Publishing
Type: article (author version)
Appears in Collections:歯学院・歯学研究院 (Graduate School of Dental Medicine / Faculty of Dental Medicine) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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