International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023

To Assess the Oral Health Status among Adolescent Ghutkha Chewers of Selected Schools

Madhuri K. Khadatkar | Deeplata Mendhe | Pratibha Wankhade | Dr. Ranjana Sharma | Aktaribano Sheikh

Abstract: Background: Oral health is a critical part of general health and every individual's valuable asset. Oral diseases are among the most common non communicable diseases that affect a number of populations. Ghutkha behaviors that coexist in a large proportion of male adolescents will have a major impact on oral diseases. Objectives: 1) To assess the oral health status among adolescent ghutkha chewers of selected schools. 2) To associate oral health status among adolescent ghutkha chewers of selected schools with selected demographic variable. Method - Research approach: Exploratory approach. Setting of the study: Study conducted in primary school Wardha Sample: In this study the sample adolescent Sampling technique: - by using non probability purposive sampling technique, Sample size: 150 Results: In this study purposive sample of 150 adolescents according to the level oral health status among adolescent ghutkha chewers of were seen into 5 categories, poor, average, good, Very Good and excellent. Majority of ghutkha chewer adolescents 15.33% (23) had average, 63.33% (95) had good, 21.33% (32) had very good level of health status score. Mean score was health status 50.37? 9.45. Conclusion: In this study the level of oral health adolescent ghutkha chewers status, association of oral health status levels with adolescent ghutkha chewers' demographic characteristics. The table values are significantly higher than the measured values at a significance rate of 5%. Also the p values calculated that were much higher than the acceptable meaning level, i. e. 'p'=0.05.

Keywords: Assess, ghutkha chewers, oral health, adolescent, selected school

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 1205 - 1207

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