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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

January 2020 Vol. 6(1), pp. 008-020

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Original Research Paper


Knowledge and Perception of Saudi Public towards the Role of Systemic Diseases in Aggravating Oral Diseases; A Survey-based Study in Riyadh


Khaled Altokhaim1, Khalid Alatni1, Rakan Alrubaish1, Muhannad Mohammed Alhussain Suhail1, Mohammed Abed1, and Shahzeb Ansari2*

1Dental interns, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2Faculty Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 30th December, 2019.



Abstract


Introduction: Several systemic diseases affect the oral cavity either directly or indirectly, which include diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, obesity, and others. Knowledge of these associations may be an important step towards the proper management of oral diseases. Materials and methods: This study was targeted towards the Saudi general public in Riyadh city, therefore all males and females more than 18 years of age were sent to fill up the questionnaire. An online sample size calculator was used and the total population of Riyadh city was entered, in the presence of 95% Confidence Interval. Results: A total of 2183 males and females filled up the online survey, which comprised of 41% (n=885) males and 59% (n=1298) females. The sample was divided into subgroups on the basis of age, where 38% (n=831) were 18-30 years, 29% (n=633) were 31-45 years, 28% (n=621) were 46-60 years and 5% (n= 105) were above 60 years. Conclusion: Female Saudi participants showed better knowledge than males. Older aged participants revealed a higher level of awareness. Younger age group required more information on this topic.

Keywords: Systemic disease, Oral health, Saudi public, Knowledge.

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Khaled Altokhaim, Khalid Alatni, Rakan Alrubaish, Muhannad Mohammed Alhussain Suhail, Mohammed Abed, and Shahzeb Ansari. Knowledge and Perception of Saudi Public towards the Role of Systemic Diseases in Aggravating Oral Diseases; A Survey-based Study in Riyadh. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 6(1) 2020 pp. 008-020.


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