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Title: [Profile of first year dental students in Tunisia]
Authors: Maatouk, F.
El May, W.
Ghedira, H.
Fathallah, N.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: French
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess social conditions, school history, professional choices and oral health status of first-year dental students 1998/1999. We included 155 Tunisian students, 18-22 years old. There was a higher proportion of female students [58%] whose average age [18.9 years] was younger than the males. We found that 79% came from urban environments and 41% from middle socioeconomic background. Also 48% had parents who had a high level of education. Dental studies were the first choice for 50% of the students and they were looking for prestige and security. Concerning oral heath status, 88% of the students had periodontal problems and 70% had caries. More information for students about the options available to them at university and greater efforts from teachers to motivate students in oral hygiene are needed
Description: 52-59
Keywords: Age Factors
Career Choice
Dental Health Surveys
Oral Health
Subject: Students, Dental
ISSN: 1020-3397
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