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Association of Gender, Education, Income and Self- Perceived Oral Health Status among the Koreans; The 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)


  • Department of Nursing, Kyungdong University, Gangwondo – 26495, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungdong University, Gangwondo – 26495, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: This study was conducted to know about the association between socio-demographic determinants and selfperceived oral health status among the Korean adults. Methods/Statistical Analysis: A cross-sectional, examination data of 4,267 subjects was used as variables of self-perceived oral health and socio-demographic factors. We analyzed the available data using multi-logistic regression with complex sampling for identifying the relation of gender, education, income and self-perceived oral health. Findings: Good Self-Perceived Oral Health(SPOH) was significantly more associated among well-educated subjects (OR 1.68; 95% CI; 0.5-0.8, p<.001), female(OR 1.35; 95% CI; 0.6-0.9, p<.001), subjects with spouse (OR 1.25; 95% CI; 1.0-1.5, p<.039), and subjects with middle-high income group (OR 1.04; 95% CI; 0.6-0.9, p<.001) than among the overall group.”CI” indicates Confidence Interval, “OR” indicates Odd Ratios and “P” indicates P-value. Improvements/Applications: These findings report that lower education levels, aging, gender (male), non-spouse and low income have a big influence on the poor SPOHS of Koreans significantly.


Age, Education, Gender, Income, Korea, Oral Health.

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