Knowledge Level on Oral-Health of High-School Students according to Eating Habits in Some Regions of Gang-won Province

강원지역 일부 고등학생들의 식습관에 따른 구강보건지식 수준

  • Received : 2009.11.09
  • Accepted : 2009.11.27
  • Published : 2010.03.28


This study surveyed on the actual condition for food habits of high-school students in some of Gangwon region, and on the oral-health knowledge level according to the food habits. Its findings are as follows. 1. As a result of students' eating a light meal, the students, who eat a light meal once a day, were the largest with 46.5%. In consequence of examining about the time of eating 46.5% in students, the students, who eat a light meal irregularly, were the largest with 39.0%. 2. As a result of examining about food that students eat as a light meal, the students, who eat pizzas much as a light meal, were the largest with 40.1%. There was significant difference by gender(p<001), by division(p<.05), by parents' monthly income(p<.05) and by monthly pocket money(p<.001) 3. As a result of examining about students' food habit, the total average out of 10-point perfection was 5.03. Thus, students were indicated to be not so good in food habits. As a result of examining students' recognition on a light meal, which has influence upon dental caries, the students, who recognize that candy and chocolate have influence upon dental caries, were the largest with 49.2%. As a result of examining about oral health knowledge according to the actual condition for students' food habits, by frequency of eating a light meal, the students, who eat a light meal once per 3~4 days, had the highest oral-health knowledge. The students, who eat a light meal under once per week, had the low oral-health knowledge, and showed significant difference according to frequency of eating a light meal.


Food Habits;Oral Health Knowledge;Actual Condition for Eating a Light Meal;High-school Students


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