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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2010; 9(5): 433-440

Personal Hygiene Behavior of Some High School Students in Ankara Province

Çiğdem Şimşek, Birgül Piyal, Hakan Tüzün, Deniz Çakmak, Hatice Turan, Vildan Seyrek.

AIM: This descriptive study aimed to determine the behavior of 11th class students (n=215) was related to personal hygiene at three high schools (one private high school, one health vocational high school, one industry vocational high school) in the center of Ankara Province.
METHOD: In order to analyze how changes hygiene-related behaviors of students with descriptive features, some behaviors related to hygiene, whether these points are being collected separately "total hygiene point" calculated asessment is made.
RESULTS: 39.4% of students wash their hands 4-6 times 35.7% of students wash their hands 7-9 times a day. 40.5% of students wash their hands before meals, after toilet and when contamination. 40.6% of students have a bath 1-2 times 51.9% of students have a bath 3-6 times a week. 39.5% of students changes of underwear once daily or more frequent a day. 97.2% of students brushes their teeth. 59.1% of students brushes their teeth twice a day, 21.7% of students brushes their teeth three times a day or more. At the female students of private high school which providing general secondary education Mother's or father's education level is high, hygiene score is higher than the total ones (p

Key words: Student Health, Personal Hygiene, Health Behavior

Article Language: Turkish English

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