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Table 4

Recognizing the Correlation between Dementia and Oral Health according to Dementia Self-Test Group (n=155)

   VariableDementia stagep

No memory problem (n=67)Pre-dementia (n=75)Dementia entry (n=13)
Association between systemic disease and oral health0.263
 No15 (22.4)21 (28.0)4 (30.8)
 Yes52 (77.6)54 (72.0)9 (69.2)
Association between dementia and oral health0.593
 No24 (35.8)30 (40.0)4 (30.8)
 Yes43 (64.2)45 (60.0)9 (69.2)
Dental diseases related to dementia0.337
 Dental caries14 (20.9)14 (18.7)1 (7.7)
 Periodontal disease21 (31.3)34 (45.3)4 (30.8)
 Do not know29 (43.3)25 (33.3)8 (61.5)
 Etc.3 (4.5)2 (2.7)0 (0)
Oral care desired from the dementia national responsibility system0.022
 Establishment of dental medical supply system for dementia patients16 (23.9)4 (5.3)1 (7.7)
 Customized oral care program for dementia patients13 (19.4)19 (25.3)6 (46.2)
 Development and education promotion of oral health medical data related to dementia9 (13.4)7 (9.3)1 (7.7)
 Expansion of dental medical services for dementia patients21 (31.3)38 (50.7)3 (23.1)
 Support for oral care products for severely demented patients8 (11.9)7 (9.3)2 (15.4)

Data were analyzed by Fisher’s extract test after chi-square analysis.

Values are presented as n (%).

J Dent Hyg Sci 2019;19:67-75 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2019.19.1.67
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