Subjective Oral Symptoms between Multicultural and Ordinary Korean Families; Adolescents

다문화가족과 일반가족 청소년의 주관적 구강증상

  • 박지혜 (대구보건대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2015.04.10
  • Accepted : 2015.05.22
  • Published : 2015.09.28


The purpose of this study was to clarify differences between adolescents from multicultural and ordinary Korean families in subjective oral symptoms. Moreover, this will be provide information in the policy making process that enhancing health equity. Data of 66,857 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years were derived from the 10th Korean Youth's Risk Web-based Study, which was conducted in 2014. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that subjective oral symptoms were related with sex, age, academic achievement, paternal education, maternal education, subjective economic status, residential type, smoking, alcohol consumption, drinking soft drink, eating fruits, eating snacks, and tooth brushing frequency. In conclusion, welfare and health services for multicultural family should be expanded and those ought to focus on increasing multicultural youth at the same time.


Adolescent;Multicultural;Subjective Oral Symptom


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