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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [access To Information About How To Prevent Oral Problems Among School Children In The Public School Network].
Author: Oliveira, Rodrigo Caldeira Nunes
Souza, João Gabriel Silva
Oliveira, Carolina de Castro
De Oliveira, Lorenna Fonseca Braga
Pelino, José Eduardo Pelizon
Martins, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima
De Almeida, Eliete Rodrigues
Abstract: The scope of this study is to identify the prevalence of access to information about how to prevent oral problems among schoolchildren in the public school network, as well as the factors associated with such access. This is a cross-sectional and analytical study conducted among 12-year-old schoolchildren in a Brazilian municipality with a large population. The examinations were performed by 24 trained dentists and calibrated with the aid of 24 recorders. Data collection occurred in 36 public schools selected from the 89 public schools of the city. Descriptive, univariate and multiple analyses were conducted. Of the 2510 schoolchildren included in the study, 2211 reported having received information about how to prevent oral problems. Access to such information was greater among those who used private dental services; and lower among those who used the service for treatment, who evaluated the service as regular or bad/awful. The latter use toothbrush only or toothbrush and tongue scrubbing as a means of oral hygiene and who reported not being satisfied with the appearance of their teeth. The conclusion drawn is that the majority of schoolchildren had access to information about how to prevent oral problems, though access was associated with the characteristics of health services, health behavior and outcomes.
Citation: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva. v. 20, n. 1, p. 85-94, 2015-Jan.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232014201.00032014
Date Issue: 2015
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