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《Journal of Dental Prevention and Treatment》 2010-12
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Analysis of Oral Health Status Among the People Aged 35-44 in Beijing

YI Xuan,ZHANG Hui,HOU Wei,et al.The Prevention Department of Beijing Stomatological Hospital,Captial Medical University,Beijing 100050,China  
Objective To investigate the oral health behaviors of population aged 35-44 in Beijing urban and rural areas and to provide an informative basis for the establishment of oral health care policies in Beijing.Methods An equal-sized stratified multi-stage randomly sampling design was applied to obtain a representative sample group,which consisted of 728 35-44 year-old subjects who permanently reside in Beijing urban or rural areas and the sample group was distributed with a gender ratio of half to half.The subjects were required to complete a questionnaire which was de signed by "The guideline for the 3rd National Oral Health Survey".Results In 728 of those being investigated,94.1% brush their teeth every day,while 47.3% more than twice a day.The brushing behavior of urban residents is better than that of rural residents.77.2% of subjects use fluoride toothpaste.More urban residents use fluoride toothpaste than rural residents.37.5% person has the habit of smoking and 21.0% drink wine every day,and both of them are higher than the national average level.12.5% of subjects visited the dentist in a year and toothache was the main reason.Few people have regular dental examination.Conclusion The importance of effective brushing twice a day should be emphasized when doing the oral health education in public.In rural areas,the oral health literacy especially the usage of fluoride toothpaste should be still focused on.
【Fund】: 北京市教委资助项目(SM200710025003)
【CateGory Index】: R780.1
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