체질량지수와 구강건강지표 사이의 상관성에 대한 연구
A Correlation Study of the Body Mass Index and the Indicators of Oral Health
- 심예윤(Hyeyoon Shim) 박정환(Jeong Hwan Park) 이상훈(Sanghun Lee) 김호준(Hojun Kim)
- 제21권 1호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 32 - 41 (10 pages)
Objectives: We aim to observe the relation of body mass index (BMI) and the indicators of oral health. Methods: 400 subjects participated in the study. The BMI values are calculated from the height and weight. For the tongue diagnosis, we used the tongue imaging device to analyze the color, tongue coating, and tooth marks. We measured the concentration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and methyl mercaptan (CH3SH) to evaluate the halitosis. The dry mouth was evaluated through the measurement of saliva secretion and with the questionnaire asking the frequency of dry mouth. Results: The BMI values were significantly higher in the group with light-white and blue-purple colored tongue, and significantly lower for lightly-coated tongue. However, the correlation of BMI and the amounts of saliva secretion was not significant as well as in the correlation of BMI and the concentration of H2S, CH3SH. In tongue diagnosis, the subjects who had blue-purple colored tongue also had significantly higher H2S and CH3SH, but tendency of lower saliva secretion. Conclusion: We obtain data showing that BMI value and the indicators of oral health including tongue diagnosis have meaningful correlation.
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