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Necessity of Oral Health Care for Patients with Hypertension and Diabetes Related to Gwangju Community Care Project
Biomed Sci Letters 2024;30:56-64
Published online June 30, 2024;  https://doi.org/10.15616/BSL.2024.30.2.56
© 2024 The Korean Society For Biomedical Laboratory Sciences.

Hyun Joo Kang,*

Department of Dental Hygiene, KwangJu Women's University, Gwangju 62396, Korea
Correspondence to: Hyun Joo Kang. Department of Dental Hygiene, KwangJu Women's University, Gwangju 62396, Korea.
Tel: +82-62-950-3795, Fax: +82-62-950-3841, e-mail: HJKang@kwu.ac.kr

*Professor.
Received May 3, 2024; Revised May 24, 2024; Accepted May 25, 2024.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
In this study, 293 middle-aged and elderly people in Gwangju 쨌 Jeonnam were analyzed for prevalence of hypertension and diabetes and health behavior index using composite logistic regression analysis using SPSS ver 21.0. The prevalence of hypertension was significant in age, education level, and household type, and the prevalence of diabetes was significant in education level. The prevalence of hypertension according to health behavior related indicators was significant in subjective health awareness, prosthesis repair, and discomfort chewing, and the prevalence of diabetes was significant in subjective health awareness, oral examination, discomfort chewing. The variables affecting the prevalence of hypertension were age and prosthetic repair, and the variables affecting the prevalence of diabetes were age, prosthetic repair, discomfort chewing, and annual drinking frequency. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between hypertension, diabetes mellitus prevalence and health behavior indicators of middle-aged and elderly people, and to help the importance of Community Care and oral health care improvement program.
Keywords : Hypertension, Diabetes, Health behavior index, Oral health, Community care