Work-related behavioral and dental risk factors among confectionery workers.

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Source
Scand J Work Environ Health. 1992 Dec;18(6):388-92
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1992
Author
K. Masalin
H. Murtomaa
Author Affiliation
Department of Dental Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Source
Scand J Work Environ Health. 1992 Dec;18(6):388-92
Date
Dec-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cooking
Dental Caries - epidemiology
Diet, Cariogenic
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Food Habits
Health Behavior
Humans
Male
Occupational Diseases - epidemiology
Oral Hygiene
Risk factors
Abstract
The dietary habits and dental health behavior of 294 employees in a Finnish confectionery company were studied to determine the reasons for their dental caries experience and their caries-promoting salivary microbiological findings. A diary and a questionnaire were used. A caries risk index was constructed for salivary microbiological findings. Daily dietary acidogenic exposures were calculated, and differences between low and high caries-risk groups were analyzed. Statistically significant differences in dietary habits between the low- and high-risk groups were found for the entire study population and for the men, the cookie markers, and the sweets makers. A significant positive correlation was found between untreated caries and the number of sugary meals. No differences were found in dental health behavior or dental knowledge between the study groups. The results show that the nature of between-meal snacks and confectionery workers' freedom to consume their products constitutes a potential hazard to dental health.
PubMed ID
1485164 View in PubMed
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