COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PREVENTIVE ATTITUDES AND ORAL HEALTH EVALUATION IN ROMANIAN AND FRENCH STUDENTS

C.I. Săveanu,  I. Bamboi, Mnakri Haifa, A.E.Săveanu , L. Golovcencu, D.Anistoroaei

ABSTRACT

Aim of this study was the comparative assessment of the oral health of students of two different nationalities, focusing on behaviors, attitudes, level of knowledge and the correlation with the socio-economic level. In this regard, the objective of the study was the comparative analysis of the oral health level, through EGOHID system, diet and hygiene attitudes. Material and methods. The study was carried out on 260 Romanian and French students, divided into two equal groups. The study was performed by analyzing the data provided by a questionnaire, clinical examination, Cariogram program. Results. The results of the study indicate that the socio-economic level, which is much higher in French subjects, influences the level of oral hygiene, the intake of carbohydrates, the addressability to specialized services and the cariogenic risk. Conclusions There are differences in favor of the F students, but there are no differences between high and medium socio-economic status.

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