Awareness and practice of oral hygiene and its relation to socio-demographic factors among patients attending general OPD
Oral Hygiene & its Relation to Socio-Demographic Factors
Oral illness is a public health concern due to its high prevalence and huge societal effect. Objectives: Oral hygiene knowledge and practise, as well as oral hygiene's association to socio-demographic variables, will be assessed among patients who visit the hospital's general outpatient department. Material and methods: The results of this cross-sectional study were presented at Azra Naheed Medical College from July 2021 to December 2021. Participants in the research had to be over the age of 12 and able to verbally agree, comprehend and complete questions. Those with diabetes who refused to participate in the research were omitted from the results. Results: The data was acquired from 112 patients who visited the outpatient section of the hospital. 33.23 x 10.98 = the average age of individuals who answered the survey (mean x standard deviation). There was a statistically significant difference (P 0.05) in the brushing behaviours of females and males when it came to oral health knowledge and behaviour. Conclusion: To summarise, dental caries was found to be common among patients and that awareness of dental caries among the general population was a major predictor of dental caries among those who participated, as well as educational attainment and oral hygiene habits and residency and monthly income.
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