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Assessment of oral health behavior among students of faculty of medicine and health sciences in Aden city- Yemen

Author : Abdul-Rahman Ben Yahiya and Wafa. F. S. Badulla

This study was conducted to estimate the knowledge, attitude and practices of oral hygiene among students of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, including (Medicine, pharmacy and dental collages) in Aden -Yemen. Cross sectional questionnaire using 12 questions about the habit of using oral health products and knowledge was conducted from April to May 2018for the 205 students of different genders and ages. Among the study population, (48.29%) brushing at least twice a day, (42.43%) once a day. The participants use chemical toothpastes with (45.58%), about (48.29%) prevailed the choice of quality. The students’ mothers were the guide for teeth brushing and oral health (37.07%), about (49.75%) of students replaced toothbrush every three months. Simple descriptive statistics and the chi-square test were applied to state characteristics related to the knowledge and to establish relationships between categorical variables, the data were analyzed statistically by using Graph pad prism 6. The finding of the current study indicated that the students have relatively acceptable oral health habits. However, there is a critical need to increase the consciousness about accurate dental cleaning system since oral hygiene has a great impact on the general health of the individual.


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