A Study on the Interregional Actual State and Influential Factors after the Application of Denture Insurance

틀니 보험적용에 따른 지역간 차이와 이용 영향 요인 연구

  • 박일순 (경동대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.19
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors influencing the regional differences and the denture use behavior after the elderly denture health insurance benefits for the elderly over 65 years old in Seoul and Gangwon provinces. The data was used in the "2015 Community Health Survey". The results of the study are as follows; 1) There is a significant difference in denture use among elderly in Seoul and elderly in Gangwon area. 2) There is significant differences in denture use among the elderly in the Gangwon area. According to the age, household income, basic living conditions, occupation, education level and subjective oral health, There is significant differences in all of 2 areas. 3) Some 16.6% of the elderly in Seoul and some 22.3% of the elderly in Gangwon province answered 'yes'. The reasons for not having the required dental care were the most economical reasons in all of 2 areas. Therefore, the elderly denture health insurance benefit project considering various aspects is necessary.

Table 1. Socio-demographic characteristics

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Table 2. Oral Health Characteristics of the Elderly

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Table 3. Subjective systemic and subjective oral health levels

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Table 4. Factors Affecting Denture Use Behavior

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Table 5. Reqiired Dental Care not Accepted

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Supported by : Kyungdong University


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