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Oral health knowledge, beliefs and behaviour among adult men and women aged 35-65 years in an urban area in Magway region, Myanmar

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:15:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:15:31Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12418
dc.description.abstract To aim of this study was to assess oral health knowledge, beliefs and behaviour among adult men and women aged 35-65 years in an urban area in Magway region, Myanmar. In a cross-sectional community survey, 633 men (55%) and women (45%), aged 35-65 years, selected by multi-stage random sampling, responded to a structured questionnaire on oral health and socio-demographic information. Results indicate that 55.2% of men and 61.4% of women reported cleaning their teeth twice or more times daily, over 80% of both men and women used toothpaste with fluoride and less than 13% received dental health care services within the past 12 months. More women than men had an overall high score on the total oral health practices. In adjusted logistic regression analysis among both men and women higher education and higher income, among men, younger age and high-perceived benefits beliefs of preventive practices and among women, poorer oral health status, higher oral health knowledge and lower perceived barriers to dental services were associated with a higher number of oral health practices. Oral health practices were found to be sub-optimal and various risk factors were identified that can be used to guide intervention to improve oral health behaviour among men and women in Myanmar. Keywords en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject EDENTULISM en
dc.subject ORAL HEALTH en
dc.subject MYANMAR en
dc.subject ADULTS en
dc.title Oral health knowledge, beliefs and behaviour among adult men and women aged 35-65 years in an urban area in Magway region, Myanmar en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Gender and Behaviour en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10445 en
dc.PageNumber 11026-34 en
dc.outputnumber 9424 en
dc.bibliographictitle Htun, K.C.S.S., Peltzer, K. & Jayasvasti, I. (2018) Oral health knowledge, beliefs and behaviour among adult men and women aged 35-65 years in an urban area in Magway region, Myanmar. <i>Gender and Behaviour</i>. 16(1):11026-34. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Htun, K.C.S.S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Jayasvasti, I. en


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