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The Happiness Index by the Number of Teeth of Senior Citizens Residing in Dong-gu in Daejeon

대전 동구에 거주하는 노인들의 치아 수에 따른 행복지수

  • Koong, Hwa-Soo (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Song, Eun-Joo (Daejeon Dong-gu Public Health Center) ;
  • Hwang, Soo-Jeong (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Jang, Ha-Ram (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Jeon, Da-Hye (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Jeon, Min-Jeong (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Jeong, Su-A (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Kim, Hye-Jin (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Kang, Kyung-Hee (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University)
  • 궁화수 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 송은주 (대전 동구보건소) ;
  • 황수정 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 장하람 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 전다혜 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 전민정 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 정수아 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 김혜진 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 강경희 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.01
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28

Abstract

This paper aims to identify the relationship between the number of teeth of the elderly and their life happiness index. A face-to-face interview survey was conducted with elderly residents of Dong-gu, Daejeon from June 27 to July 25, 2012. A Tukey post hoc test and correlation analysis were implemented after a t-test and variance analysis. The results of analysis showed that satisfaction with life related to oral health was significant, but happiness in daily life had no significant difference. For the elderly, the quality of life related to oral health and happiness in daily life had no significant difference. Masticatory performance difference depending on usage of dentures also showed significant difference (p<0.001). The difference of masticatory performance depending on the number of teeth was analyzed by a correlation analysis. The present number of teeth, present anterior teeth and molars demonstrated a correlation. Quality in life related to oral health depending on the number of teeth correlated with the present number of teeth, present anterior teeth and present molars.

Keywords

Senior Citizens;OHIP-14;Happiness Index;Number of Teeth