Association between Perceived Oral Health and Quality of Life in Korea Older Population

한국 노인의 주관적 구강건강평가와 삶의 질 관련성 연구

  • 홍승연 (강남대학교 실버산업학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.07
  • Accepted : 2019.02.27
  • Published : 2019.04.28


The aim of this study was to investigate the association between self-rated oral health, self-rated health, and quality of life (QOL) among older population from the 7th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES VII-1, 2016). Data of 1,866 older adults (Mean age 69.5 years) were analyzed with hierarchical logistic regression analyses with IBM SPSS 23.0. Over 87.7% of the subjects rated their oral health as fair or poor. Women and less educated participants more likely to report their perceived oral health as poor (p<.05). Older participants who rated their general health positively were more likely to rate their oral health as good (F=19.04, p<.001). Elders who had bad perceived health (OR: 2.86, 95% CI: 1.5~5.5), had carries in permanent teeth (OR: 2.68, 95% CI: 1.67~4.32) and anxiety or depression (OR: 1.45, 95% CI: 1.42~2.57) had negative oral health perception after controlling for covariates. In conclusion, perceived oral health and QOL were associated with each other in Korean older adults. Therefore, it is recommended to approach holistic strategy for improve health and quality of life in the elderly population.


Elders;Perceived Oral Health;General Health;QOL

표 1. 연구대상자의 일반 특성

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표 2. 대상자의 성별 구강건강상태

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표 3. 인구사회학적 특성 및 주관적 건강평가에 따른 주관적 구강건강수준

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표 4. 주관적 건강평가와 삶의 질의 관계

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표 5. 주관적 구강평가에 영향을 미치는 요인

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