The aim of the study was to reveal the oral hygienic, nutritional and behavioral habits of Hungarian adult population in different regions of Hungary. The study was performed by the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry (Semmelweis University, Budapest) in 2003-2004. Altogether 4606 persons (mean age: 46.37 +/- 7.89ys), 2923 women (mean age: 48,09 +/- 18,36 ys), 1683 men (mean age: 44.41 +/- 17.14 ys) participated in the study. Probands were selected randomly from the population attending the compulsory lung screening examinations. To make a representative sample of the whole population in the country, the chosen localities covered all regions, the capital, the large towns and villages as well. The data were coded on special sheets by computer in place. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS for Windows 10.0 statistical software version. The daily consumption of sweets was the highest (34%) in the Western Central Region. It was the highest in the age group under 19 ys (40%). In relation to daily consumption of coke and soft drinks, the frequency was 13% in the whole population. The highest frequency was registered in the North Eastern Region (17.5%) and in the age group of 19-year-olds. The results showed that the consumption of soft drinks was significantly lower in women comparing to men (p < 0.001). The consumption of sweets and soft drinks was significantly decreased by the increase of age (p < 0.001). The asked population cleaned their teeth twice a day, mostly using only toothbrush and dentifrice, and only 12% of them used mouthwash, 11% toothpick, and 7% dental floss. The majority of the examined population (68%) visited dental service on an irregular base (only in case of acute complaints).
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|
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