Partial Denture Prosthesis Implant and Necessity Thereof in Korean Elderly : Analysis of the Data from the 5th National Health Nutrition Survey(2010-2012)

한국노인의 가공의치 보철장착실태 및 필요도: 제5기 국민건강영양조사자료 분석(2010-2012)

  • Yun, Hyun-Kyung (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Andong Science College) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Hwa (Dept. of Dental Laboratory Technology, Gimcheon University) ;
  • Lee, Seung-Hee (Dept. of Dental Laboratory Technology, Daegu Health College)
  • 윤현경 (안동과학대학교 치위생과) ;
  • 이종화 (김천대학교 치기공학과) ;
  • 이승희 (대구보건대학교 치기공과)
  • Received : 2014.04.01
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28


The purpose of this study was to provide the data for discussion related to oral health promotion policies for the elderly by examining and analyzing the prosthesis conditions and necessity for the fixed and removable dentures among the Korean elderly. The data, obtained from 4,557 elderly aged at 65 or higher who were targeted for the 5th National Health Nutrition Survey, were analyzed through the complex sample frequency analysis, complex sample cross analysis, and complex sample logistic regression analysis. The results of analysis showed significant relevance of whole denture implant and the necessity thereof in older subjects, rural community, and subjects with lower education background, regarding the state of upper jaw/lower jaw prosthesis and the necessity for upper jaw/lower jaw fixed partial denture/whole denture. In addition, the necessity for prosthesis implant was found to have correlation with the income and subjective health condition, while the necessity for artificial teeth(denture) was found to have correlation with the gender, age, education, and subjective oral health condition. Therefore, it is considered necessary to map out the prevention and treatment policies designed to help maintain and promote oral health based on oral health education, along with the policies that aim to recover the neutralized oral health functions, in relation to the oral health of the elderly.


Fixed partial denture;Prosthesis implant status;Oral health condition;Elderly;National Health Nutrition Survey


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