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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge of Biomedical Waste Management among the Students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India

Matheus Melo Pithon, Hardev K Singh, Daniela Veloso Popoff

Citation Information : Pithon MM, Singh HK, Popoff DV. Knowledge of Biomedical Waste Management among the Students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2013; 2 (1):24-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1034

Published Online: 00-06-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives

To determine the current knowledge and awareness of undergraduate dental students of Rural Dental College regarding the biomedical waste management.

Materials and methods

This cross-sectional observational study was conducted on students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India. They were asked to fulfill a predesigned questionnaire. The variables assessed were their knowledge and awareness toward biomedical waste management.

Results

A total of 150 students participated. The male to female ratio was 1:2; mean age of respondents was 20.66 ± 1.01. On an average, 59.23% are correct and 40.67% are incorrect for knowledge about biomedical waste management. 81.55% are correct and 18.45% are incorrect for their awareness about the same.

Conclusion

Results indicate that students had good awareness and perception level about awareness of biomedical waste management.

How to cite this article

Saini R, Pithon MM, Singh HK, Popoff DV. Knowledge of Biomedical Waste Management among the Students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2013;2(1):24-26.


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