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Article: Physiognomy and teeth: An ethnographic study among young and middle-aged Hong Kong adults

TitlePhysiognomy and teeth: An ethnographic study among young and middle-aged Hong Kong adults
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uk
Citation
British Dental Journal, 2002, v. 192 n. 9, p. 522-525 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To determine knowledge and beliefs about traditional physiognomy (judging an individual's character from their facial appearance) concerning teeth among young (17-26) and middleaged (35-44) Hong Kong adults. Methods: In a cross sectional ethnographical telephone survey, 400 adults were interviewed about 16 traditional physiognomy concerning teeth (in consultation with a Feng Shui specialist) Results: Most completed the interview (93%, 373) Over half the study group (63%, 234) claimed they had heard of aspects of physiognomy concerning teeth, and a quarter (24%, 88) believed in such ideologies. Variations in knowledge and beliefs were apparent among people of different age (P<0.01), gender (P<0.05), educational attainment (P<0.01), economic status (P<0.01), place of birth (P<0.01) and religion (P<0.01). Their knowledge and belief in aspects of physiognomy concerning teeth was also associated with reported use of dental services (P<0.01). Conclusion: Among young and middle-aged adults in Hong Kong, knowledge and beliefs concerning traditional physiognomy regarding teeth is strong, and socio-demographic variations exist in these perceptions. These findings have implications for all those involved in the delivery of dental care in multicultural societies and in raising cultural awareness about traditional health beliefs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67173
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.997
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.461
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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:52:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:52:34Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Dental Journal, 2002, v. 192 n. 9, p. 522-525en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-0610en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67173-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To determine knowledge and beliefs about traditional physiognomy (judging an individual's character from their facial appearance) concerning teeth among young (17-26) and middleaged (35-44) Hong Kong adults. Methods: In a cross sectional ethnographical telephone survey, 400 adults were interviewed about 16 traditional physiognomy concerning teeth (in consultation with a Feng Shui specialist) Results: Most completed the interview (93%, 373) Over half the study group (63%, 234) claimed they had heard of aspects of physiognomy concerning teeth, and a quarter (24%, 88) believed in such ideologies. Variations in knowledge and beliefs were apparent among people of different age (P<0.01), gender (P<0.05), educational attainment (P<0.01), economic status (P<0.01), place of birth (P<0.01) and religion (P<0.01). Their knowledge and belief in aspects of physiognomy concerning teeth was also associated with reported use of dental services (P<0.01). Conclusion: Among young and middle-aged adults in Hong Kong, knowledge and beliefs concerning traditional physiognomy regarding teeth is strong, and socio-demographic variations exist in these perceptions. These findings have implications for all those involved in the delivery of dental care in multicultural societies and in raising cultural awareness about traditional health beliefs.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uken_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Dental Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnthropology, Culturalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshCharacteren_HK
dc.subject.meshConfidence Intervalsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshCultural Diversityen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Careen_HK
dc.subject.meshEducational Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysiognomyen_HK
dc.subject.meshReligionen_HK
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Classen_HK
dc.subject.meshStatistics as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth - anatomy & histologyen_HK
dc.titlePhysiognomy and teeth: An ethnographic study among young and middle-aged Hong Kong adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcGrath, C=rp00037en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume192en_HK
dc.identifier.issue9en_HK
dc.identifier.spage522en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLiu, KS=7404199551en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLam, CW=8531362100en_HK

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