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Einstein (São Paulo)

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Abstract

BARBIERI, Wander et al. Sociodemographic factors associated with pregnant women's level of knowledge about oral health. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2018, vol.16, n.1, eAO4079.  Epub May 07, 2018. ISSN 2317-6385.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-45082018ao4079.

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.

Keywords : Pregnant women; Oral health; Prenatal care; Primary health care; Social conditions.

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