Correlation of Self-Perceived Oral Health Status and Objective Oral Health Status of Adults

성인의 본인 인지 구강건강상태와 객관적 구강건강상태의 연관성

  • Kim, Mi-Jeong (Department of Dental Hygiene, VISION College of Jeonju) ;
  • Lim, Cha-Young (Department of Dental Hygiene, VISION College of Jeonju)
  • 김미정 (전주비전대학교 치위생과) ;
  • 임차영 (전주비전대학교 치위생과)
  • Received : 2017.02.15
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31


This study examined whether a correlation exists between the oral health indices assessed by experts and the self-perceived oral health status to develop practical oral health improvement programs for adults. In addition, this study provides basic data for carrying out oral health projects that can enhance the quality of life of adults. The raw data for the 2nd year (2014) of the 6th national health and nutrition survey were analyzed. Among those surveyed, adults over the age of 19 were designated as research subjects. In all age groups, correspondents with a higher DMFT Index assessed their self-perceived oral health status to be 'poor'. The oral health index evaluated by experts showed a correlation with the self-perceived oral health status. Therefore, as a higher self-perceived oral health status might help improve the objective oral health indices, oral health improvement programs should be strengthened to instill self-perceived oral health behavior.


DMFT Index;Objective Oral Health;Oral health status;Perceived oral health;Self-perceived oral health


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