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Mohammadkhah F, Amin Shokravi F, Faghihzadeh S, Tavafian S S, Fallahi A. Socio-Economic Statues and Oral Health Behaviours in a Sample of Iranian Students. Health Educ Health Promot 2013; 1 (3) :87-96
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-2645-en.html
1- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Biotic Statistic & Epidemiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
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Aim: Oral health is one of the most important parts of public health which significantly affects on quality of life. The purpose of this study is to assess the socio-economic statues as well as oral health behaviors among a sample of Iranian students studying in elementary level. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study which was conducted from April 2012 to November 2012. Data obtained from a face-to-face interviews with students studying in elementary schools of Chahbahar, Iran. Considering inclusion criteria, 300 eligible students were selected through a two - stage random cluster sampling. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics using SPSS version 11.5. Finding: Totally 300 students who studying in grade four or five of elementary schools took part in the study. The mean age of subjects was (11± 2.81). Of all students, 11/7% (n = 35) never brush their teeth, 18% (n=54) never floss and 20% (n= 62) never used mouth wash. Furthermore, 94 students (31%) of students had no dental visits regularly. As the results showed, there were significant relationship between lower parents’ educational level (P=0.02), not to access to dental caries services (P=0.04) and lower income (P=0.03) and reasons for not doing oral health behaviour. Conclusion: According the results of this study the students who were in lower socio economic levels, doing less dental healthy behaviors.
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Article Type: Original Article | Subject: Health Behavior
Received: 2014/01/11 | Accepted: 2013/12/1 | Published: 2014/09/27

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