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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2014, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 49) Last page : ( 53)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230-7273.

Periodontal health - awareness among pregnant females in semi urban population of Chandigarh: A cross-sectional survey

Paul Yash, Professor & Head, Singh Preetinder, Associate Professor, Singla Priyanka, P.G. Student, Rathore Shivani, P.G. Student, Vaid Rohit, PG Student

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Priyanka Singla, P.G. Student, Deptt. of Periodontics, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital & Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana. E-mail: dr.priyanka_ndc@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 28 May, 2014.

Abstract

Aims and Objective

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree of periodontal health knowledge, and awareness among pregnant women.

Materials and Method

Three hundred pregnant female patients who visited the OPD of Gynaecology Department of General Hospital, Sector- 16 Chandigarh were evaluated for oral hygiene status. Awareness of relationship between oral health and pregnancy was surveyed by self administered questionnaire from the patients who were willing to participate in the study. The data was collected, summarised and statistically analysed.

Results

The results of awareness among pregnant women came out to be statistically non significant (p value > 0.05) irrespective of the age. The results of awareness among pregnant women came out to be statistically non significant (p value > 0.05) irrespective of educational qualifications.

Conclusion

Knowledge and awareness regarding periodontal disease, and its effect on the pregnancy and birth outcome is limited.

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Keywords

Pregnancy, Oral Health Knowledge, Oral Hygiene, Periodontitis.

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