Oral Health Behaviors and Community Periodontal Index Among Military Staffs in Tehran, Iran
1Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Health Research Center, Lifestyle Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Received Date: May 23, 2022; Published Date: June 20, 2022
Background: A review of the literature shows that oral health in the military staffs had not been a comprehensive appraise.
Objective: This study aimed to determine the amount Community periodontal index (CPI) among the most important indicators of oral health behaviors (OHB) and risk factors among the military staff. Material and Methos: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 466 subject we recruited by convenience sampling. Tools included a demographic questionnaire and oral health behavior assessment questionnaire. The oral health status was evaluated by DMFT index (decayed, missing, filled tooth) CPI indicators, plaque index (PI) and bleeding index (BI) by examination.
Result: The mean age was about 35±8.26 years old. Among oral health behaviors (OHB) use of dental clinic, dental floss and brushing where the lower rate respectively. The mean of the DMFT index was 10.83, which includes DT=2.97±2.2, MT=2.2 7±3.4and FT = 5.6±3.9. The mean plaque index in subjects has been reported 6.79.
Conclusion: According to the results of the study, the dental health of military staffs in terms of caries and the DMFT index showed extreme levels of disease that needs attention of health policy makers in planning the control and prevention demands.
Keywords: Oral hygiene; Oral health; Dental caries; Dental plaque index, Periodontal index