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dc.contributorKalaajieh, W.K.EN
dc.contributorRima, A.c.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:54:12Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:54:12Z
dc.date.issued2000EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0605_6/EMHJ_2000_6_5-6_987_992.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118956
dc.description987-992EN
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a study of the state of oral health among 600 twelve-year-old schoolchildren in North Lebanon. We assessed the range of behaviours linked to dental health: dental hygiene, eating habits, use of fluoride and use of dental health services. Half of the students brushed their teeth at least once a day. For 74% of the children, it was mainly their mothers who taught them how to brush their teeth. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were used by 75% of the children. About 82% had heard of fluoride but only 58% understood its usefulness. Four out of five children drank sugared drinks on a daily basis and 83% said that they had never been to the dentist. The information can serve as a basis for the development and implementation of health promotion and education programmes for oral health within schoolsEN
dc.language.isofrEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (‎5-6)‎, 987-992, 2000EN
dc.subjectSchoolsEN
dc.subjectStudentsEN
dc.subjectOral HygieneEN
dc.subjectFood HabitsEN
dc.subjectDental Health ServicesEN
dc.subjectFluoridesEN
dc.subject.meshOral HealthEN
dc.title[‎Oral health behaviour among schoolchildren in north Lebanon]‎EN


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