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Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2018;16(1):eAO4079. doi: 10.1590/s1679-45082018ao4079. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Sociodemographic factors associated with pregnant women's level of knowledge about oral health.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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1
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
2
A.C. Camargo Câncer Center, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
3
Coordenadoria Regional Sul, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
4
Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

Objective To evaluate knowledge on oral health and associated sociodemographic factors in pregnant women. Methods A cross-sectional study with a sample of 195 pregnant women seen at the Primary Care Unit Paraisópolis I, in São Paulo (SP), Brazil. For statistical analysis, χ2 or Fisher's exact test and multiple logistic regression were used. A significance level of 5% was used in all analyses. Results Schooling level equal to or greater than 8 years and having one or two children were associated with an adequate knowledge about oral health. Conclusion Oral health promotion strategies during prenatal care should take into account sociodemographic aspects.

PMID:
29694612
PMCID:
PMC5968809
DOI:
10.1590/s1679-45082018ao4079
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