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Evaluation of dental caries prevalence and risk foctors among higher vocational students in Fujian Zhangzhou

WEI Ting-ting;PENG Hao-jin;WU Tian-hao;FU Xiao-bin;LIN Rong-jin;CHEN Xuan-xuan;SHI Jian-lu;health vocational college;Hainan general hospital;School and Hospital of Stomatology,Zhangzhou Health Vocational College;Zhangzhou center for disease control prevention;Xiamen dentistry hospital;  
Objective: To investigate the caries prevalence among higher vocational students in Fujian Zhangzhou,and make an analysis of related risk factors. Methods: Totally 5327 students who were 19-year-old from 3 higher vocational schools were selected for clinical examination. Caries active and caries free students were choosen to answer oral health knowledge questionnaire. Results: The prevalance of dental caries of the students was 51. 15%,and the mean DMFT was 2.41 ± 3. 19. There was no significantly difference between male and female( P 0. 05). Compared with the caries free group,the caries active group intook sweets more frequent,got worse oral hygiene behavior and less oral knowledge,but held better oral attitude( P 0. 05). Conclusion: College students in Zhangzhou have a high rate of dental caries. In the future,its necessary to strengthen their knowledge,improve the awareness of oral health care,so as to reduce caries prevalence rate and enhance oral health.
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