Frequency of daily tooth brushing among Korean adolescents, 2008-2010: The Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey

청소년건강행태온라인조사 자료를 활용한 청소년의 잇솔질 횟수 분석

  • Jin, Hye-Jung (Dept. of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University)
  • 진혜정 (경북대학교 치의학전문대학원 예방치과학교실)
  • Received : 2013.02.22
  • Accepted : 2013.05.09
  • Published : 2013.05.31


The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of daily toothbrushing among Korean adolescents. The Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey data were analysed. subject included 75,238 in 2008, 75,066 in 2009 and 73,238 in 2010, which included a nationally representative sample of middle and high school students. The frequency of daily toothbrushing was analysed according to socioeconomic status (gender, age, residential areas, type of school, parents' education and occupation). All survey data collected was processed using SPSS ver 19.0 for data analyses such as frequency analysis, t-test and Chi-square. The mean frequency of daily toothbrushing for 2008 was 3.92, 2009 was 3.96 and 2010 was 3.99. The appearance of toothbrushing after having lunch at school was indicated to be 34.5% in 2008, 38.0% in 2009 and 40.8% in 2010. This study has shown that need to systematic oral health promotion programmes for adolescent in Korea.


Adolescents;Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey;Tooth brushing


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