Factors with Related Tooth Brushing After Lunch at School among the Upper Elementary Students in Nong Bua Lam Phu Province

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Waramet Sookpasanti
Manop Kanato
Poonrut Leyatikul

Abstract

Background and objective: The most oral health disease  which be public health problem in first and second order are dental caries and gingivitis which could be prevent by consumption controlling and tooth brushing. Aim of study was to explore proportion of tooth brushing after lunch and associated factors in elementary students in NongBua LamPhu Province.

Methods: This study was cross sectional survey. 711 samples were recruited by two stage sampling. Self administered questionnaire was used to gather data during January-February 2015. Descriptive statistics, chi square multiple logistic regressions were employed in data analysis.

Results: It is emerged that only 49.2% of the samples brushed the teeth after lunch at school.  Factors associated with tooth brushing after lunch at school statistically significant were living with parent (AOR= 0.664, 95% CI: 0.45-0.97) and well equipped. (AOR=2.611, 95% CI: 1.79-3.79)

Conclusions: Tooth brushing among elementary students was low. Participant should be find oral health promotion.

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