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Non-nutritive Sucking Habits of Preschool Children in Daejeon
대전지역 미취학 어린이의 비수유성 빨기 습관에 대한 조사 연구
- Bak, Seunghyo (Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
- Lee, Nanyoung (Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
- Lee, Sangho (Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
- Jeong, Hyeran (Department of Dental Hygiene, Dong-A Injae University)
- 박승효 (조선대학교치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실) ;
- 이난영 (조선대학교치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실) ;
- 이상호 (조선대학교치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실) ;
- 정혜란 (동아인재대학교 치위생과)
- Received : 2014.06.16
- Accepted : 2014.08.11
- Published : 2014.08.31
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking in preschool children in Daejeon. This study assessed the relationship between contributing factors influencing the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking. Also, the effects of non-nutritive sucking on the primary dentition were investigated. The study included 841 children 18~65 months of age that visited a pediatric private dental clinic for oral examination. Both children and their guardians were surveyed. It was found that 32.8% of children exhibited non-nutritive sucking, and 37.7% of females displayed this behavior. The number of females showing this behavior was significantly greater than that of males. The prevalence decreased significantly with the breast-feeding period, and there was no association with either birth rank or maternal occupation. Finger sucking (62.6%) was more prevalent and of longer duration than pacifier sucking (37.4%). Malocclusion of the primary dentition was associated with the duration of this behavior.
Supported by : Chosun University Dental Hospital
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