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Table. 3.

Oral health behavior of elderly to community healthcare (Unit: N (%))

Variables Gender Total

Male (N=21) Female (N=43)
Brushing for a day yesterday
Yes 18 (90.0) 38 (97.4) 56 (94.9)
No 2 (10.0) 1 (2.6) 3 (5.1)
Toothbrushing time*
Before breakfast 6 (33.3) 13 (34.2) 19 (33.9)
After breakfast 9 (50.0) 29 (76.3) 28 (67.9)
Before lunch 1 (5.6) 1 (2.6) 2 (3.6)
After lunch 6 (33.3) 19 (50.0) 25 (44.6)
After dinner 10 (55.6) 23 (60.5) 33 (58.9)
Before going to sleep 4 (22.2) 11 (28.9) 15 (26.8)
Use of dental clinic
Yes 8 (38.1) 17 (40.5) 25 (39.7)
No 13 (61.9) 25 (59.5) 38 (60.3)
Reasons to visit the dental clinic*
Oral examination 1 (12.5) 2 (11.8) 3 (12.0)
Preiodontal disease treatment 1 (12.5) 4 (23.5) 5 (20.0)
Simple dental caries treatment - 1 (5.9) 1 (4.0)
Pulpectomy 1 (12.5) 1 (5.9) 2 (8.0)
Preventive treatment - - -
Extraction or oral surgery 2 (25.0) 4 (23.5) 6 (24.0)
Injured - - -
Prosthesis fabrication or repair 4 (50.0) 12 (70.6) 16 (64.0)
Unmet dental care
Yes 16 (76.2) 27 (62.8) 43 (67.2)
No 2 (9.5) 9 (20.9) 11 (17.2)
I didn't need medical treatment 3 (14.3) 7 (16.3) 10 (15.6)
Reasons for unmet dental treatment*
Because I don't have time - 1 (3.6) 1 (2.3)
The symptoms are light 1 (6.3) 3 (10.7) 4 (9.1)
Economic reasons 5 (31.3) 9 (32.1) 14 (31.8)
Accessibility such as traffic 1 (6.3) - 1 (2.3)
Because waiting is boring 1 (6.3) - 1 (2.3)
Because reservations are difficult 1 (6.3) - 1 (2.3)
Scared 2 (7.1) 2 (4.5)
Etc 8 (50.0) 14 (50.0) 46 (50.0)

*By Multiple response analysis

J Korean Acad Oral Health 2020;44:166~172 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.3.166
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