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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Among School Teachers in Kurnool – Andhra Pradesh

G Manjunath, NN Kumar

Citation Information : Manjunath G, Kumar N. Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Among School Teachers in Kurnool – Andhra Pradesh. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (1):17-23.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-1-17

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Abstract

Introduction

Teacher plays pivotal role in any educational system and if they are well educated, intellectually alive and take keen interest in their job, then only success is ensured. Present study was done with an aim to know the knowledge, attitude and practices among school teachers regarding oral health.

Methods

Closed ended questionnaire was filled by 500 school teachers chosen by stratified random sampling.

Results

Response rate is 100 % with 250 school teachers from Govt and privates schools. No statistical significant results were found based on age, sex, type of school and income when it comes to knowledge and attitude, but statistical significance was found based on income (p<0.05) when compared with behavior of school teachers with better practices on oral health seen as the monthly income increases.

Conclusion

Overall oral health knowledge attitude and behavior is poor among school teachers


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