Factors associated with Regular Dental Attendance among White-collar Workers
- Corresponding Author:
- Seitaro Suzuki
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Tokyo Dental College, 2-9-18, Misaki-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0061, Japan
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Received date: April 28, 2015; Accepted date: May 07, 2016; Published date: May 16, 2016
Citation: Suzuki S, Yoshino S, Takayanagi A, Ishizuka Y, Satou R, et al. (2016) Factors associated with Regular Dental Attendance among White-collar Workers. Dentistry 6:374. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000374
Copyright: © 2016 Suzuki S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: It has been reported that some factors associated with regular dental attendance. Meanwhile, few reports have discussed a relationship between work environment, lifestyle and oral hygiene behaviour.
Aim: To identify factors associated with regular dental attendance among white-collar workers.
Method: This cross-sectional internet-based survey was conducted to identify factors associated with regular dental attendance among white-collar workers. The participants were asked to complete a self-reported questionnaire. A total of 834 daytime-only workers and 109 night-shift workers aged 30 to 69 years were analysed.
Result: Work environment, lifestyle and oral hygiene behaviour were included in the analysis. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the relationship between these factors and regular dental attendance. As a result, significant differences were observed with the following parameters after adjusting for possible confounding factors: duration of eating breakfast (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 1.72; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 1.285–2.297), brushing before bed time (AOR, 1.72; 95% CI, 1.302–2.263), duration of brushing teeth (AOR, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.188–2.046), shift work (AOR, 1.55; 95% CI, 1.067–2.261)ãÂÂand My job is worth doing (AOR, 1.50; 95% CI, 1.129–1.993).
Conclusion: These results indicate that work environment, lifestyle and oral hygiene behaviour are associated with regular dental attendance. In particular, shift work and work stress was associated with regular dental attendance with regard to work environment. Therefore, health care providers might be able to promote dental attendance by informing workers that the work environment, lifestyle and oral hygiene behaviour might be associated with regular dental attendance.