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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-22

Social trait rating of halitosis sufferers: A Crosssectional study

Department of Periodontics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

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Clement C Azodo
Department of Periodontics, University of Benin, Benin City
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_5_19

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Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the social trait rating of halitosis sufferers by others who are Nigerian undergraduates. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was conducted among main (Ugbowo) campus residential undergraduates of University of Benin, Nigeria. The questionnaire that assessed health status, quality of life, intelligence, caring, trustworthiness, attractiveness, sexiness, aggressiveness, happiness, pleasantry, motivation, spirituality, satisfaction with life, and social life activity of halitosis sufferers was the data collection tool. Results: A total of 245 individuals aged between 17 and 35 years comprising 100 males and 145 females were studied. The worst affected traits were attractiveness and sexiness followed by pleasantry, motivation, satisfaction with life, social life activity, and happiness. The least affected traits were intelligent and trustworthiness. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the low rating of halitosis sufferers on pleasantry, motivation, satisfaction with life, and happiness made them less attractive and sexy and cumulated in diminished social life.

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