Socio-Behavioral Factors Related to Oral Health Status of Student
The aims of this research were assessing the oral health status and analyzing the relationship between
socio-behavioral factors and oral health status of students. The research sample were 287 students in
Makhamlom, Bangplama, Suphanburi Province. The instruments for data collection were a questionnaire and
an oral health examination form. Data were analyzed statistically by percentage, mean, standard deviation,
Chi-square and Pearson correlation coefficient.The results showed that most students had low levels of dental plaque at 55.05 percent, 87.11 percent of gingivitis and 55.99 percent of dental caries. Based on the
relationship analysis, showed that parents’ oral health care was negatively correlated with dental plaque
(r = - 0.11 p < 0.05) and dental caries (r = - 0.45 p < 0.05). Food consumption behavior was negatively
correlated with dental plaque (r = - 0.16 p < 0.05) and brushing skills were negatively associated with dental
plaque (r = - 0.13 p < 0.05) and dental caries (r = - 0.11 p < 0.05). This research concluded that family and
behavioral factors influence students’ oral health status.
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