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A Study to Assess Prevalence of Oral Problems and Awareness Regarding Oral Hygiene among Secondary School Children in Selected Schools at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh India

Indira Devi

Abstract: The present study will be on A descriptive study on the assessment of awareness regarding oral hygiene and prevalence of oral problem among school children at selected BSF Arya school of Sohana, Mohali, Punjab.2015-2016 The purpose of this study is to know the awareness of oral hygiene and prevalence of oral problems in selected school.Sample size will be 150 school children of target population including 7th, 8th, 9th class students. of selected schools. An interview will be conducted to know the identification and sociodemographic variables of study subjects. A structured questionnaire will be made to know the awareness of study subjects regarding oral hygiene. A protocol on the assessment of oral cavity to know the prevalence of oral problems. Tools will be validated by various concerned experts. Ethical permission will be taken from the principal of school before conducting the research. verbal permission will be taken from study subjects. The calculated value of chi-square is (5.278) which is less than the tabled value (12.592) at 0.05 % level of significance, with (6df). Majority of children that is 90.7 % were excellent awareness, 10 % were good awareness, 3 % were average awareness regarding oral hygiene and only one % were poor awareness. Descriptive statistics and mean percentage awareness regarding oral hygiene i.e. 93.5 %. Prevalence of the diseases Shows responses of subject in yes and no. gingivitis 6 yes, 94 nos. dental caries 86 yes, 14 nos. halitosis 12 yes and 88 nos. gum bleeding 6 yes, 94 nos. another problems 0 yes, 100 nos. color of teeth 20.7 yes, and 79-3 nos. Hence, we can conclude that age of the children and awareness regarding oral hygiene is not significantly associated with each other. The obtained data will be compiled, tabulated and analyses by using appropriate statistical method.

Keywords: Awareness, Prevalence, dental problems



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