Factors Associated with Self-Assessment of Halitosis in Adult

일부 성인에서 자가 구취 인식도와의 관련요인 분석

  • 한지선 (가천의과학대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 홍주희 (고려대학교 임상치의학 연구소) ;
  • 최준선 (가천의과학대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2011.09.06
  • Accepted : 2011.09.30
  • Published : 2011.12.28


The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of self-assessment halitosis and to offer the basic information that establishes a strategy of effective health promotion and to enhance the quality of life. This study performed a questionnaire survey. The questionnaire was filled out by the 362 adults, who lived in Incheon Metropolitan City from May to July, 2010. The data were analyzed using a Chi-square test in the SPSS version 12.0 program. The prevalence rate of self-assessment halitosis was 24.3%. Hypertension, diabetes, medication and inadequate oral hygiene practice were significantly associated with self-assessment halitosis. Other factors of self-assessment halitosis were older age and occupation. As a result, dental professionals have to investigate a systemic disease history thoroughly. And they have to educate regular checkup of oral health and to perform a continuous feedback. The self-assessment halitosis has a negative influence on mental health and social life, so dental professionals must take into consideration about the halitosis.


Self-Assessment Halitosis;Systemic Disease;Oral Health;Mental Health


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