A study on Relationship between the Appearance of Needing Denture Oral Health Condition and Oral Health Behavior of the Elderly

노인의 구강건강상태 및 구강건강행태가 의치필요와의 관련성

  • 정유연 (충북대학교 약물학교실) ;
  • 박효정 (대구과학대학교 치위생과)
  • Received : 2014.04.16
  • Accepted : 2014.06.10
  • Published : 2014.06.28


The purpose of this study was to offer basic data for developing effective program for promotion elderly people's oral condition, and oral health behavior upon the appearance of denture. This study was performed by utilizing health questionnaire survey and oral examination survey for first year(2010) law data of the 5th korea national health and nutrition examination survey. The research subjects were 1419 people who were aged over 65 and completed the oral examination and oral questionnaire survey. In the general characteristics, the need of denture was indicated highly in the male elderly. Factors of having relationship with a need of denture in oral health condition were indicated to be chewing difficulty(p<0.001) and dental caries(p<0.0001). The case of not using oral hygiene device was high in a need of denture(p<0.001). Also, a case of not dental treatment was indicated to be high in a need of denture(p<0.001). Through these related findings, the elderly's oral condition and oral health behavior were indicated to have high relationship with a need of denture. There is a need of securing basic data for promoting the elderly's oral health in the future and of seeking a plane for application in order to improve the elderly's health in the aging society. Therefore there is a need of securing and seeking elderly's health program which is considered the aging society's characteristics to improve the elderly's health promotion.


Elderly's;Need of Denture Oral Health;Oral Health Condition


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