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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 17  |  Page : 85-88

A Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice {Kap study) of Oral Health Among School Children of Bangalore City

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Cholanagar, Bangalore-560032, India

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A KAP study was conducted to assess the oral health among 400 school children of Bangalore city. Two stage sampling was conducted (a list of schools was obtained from the commissioner's office Bangalore. The schools had 2 zones north and south zone, each zone had 3 subdivisions each subdivision had one ABO under his jurisdiction). From each subdivisions 67 students were randomly selected from the schools, in the age group of 10-13 yrs. A questionnaire on knowledge, attitude and practices was framed, validation of the questionnaire was done after conducting a pilot study on 25 school children. .85 % of school children had good knowledge, 67.2 % of the school children had good attitude towards oral health, 28.6% of the school children had good oral hygiene practices. The data was analysed using SPSS version 10.0, chi square test was used to find the significance, p value < 0.05 was statistically significant.

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