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Table. 3.

Characteristics comparison between the caries free and SaC groups

Group P-value

Caries free n (%) SaC n (%)
Gender Boys 5,565 (56.8) 5,961 (47.7) 0.000*
Girls 4,231 (43.2) 6,546 (52.3)
Dental calculus No 8,984 (91.7) 11,696 (93.5) 0.000*
Yes 812 (8.3) 811 (6.5)
Gingival bleeding No 8,724 (89.1) 11,056 (88.4) 0.064
Yes 1,072 (10.9) 1,451 (11.6)
Perceived oral health status Healthy 4,883 (49.8) 4,571 (36.5) 0.000*
Fair 4,225 (43.1) 6,217 (49.7)
Poor 688 (7.0) 1,719 (13.7)
Experience of dental treatment (1 year) Yes 6,293 (64.2) 9,357 (74.8) 0.000*
No 3,503 (35.8) 3,150 (25.2)
Frequency of tooth brushing ≤2 5,170 (52.8) 6,560 (52.5) 0.319
≥3 4,626 (47.2) 5,947 (47.5)
Use of oral hygiene aids No 5,824 (59.5) 7,050 (56.4) 0.000*
Yes 3,972 (40.5) 5,457 (43.6)
Use of fluoride toothpaste No 5,794 (59.1) 7,418 (59.3) 0.408
Yes 4,002 (40.9) 5,089 (40.7)
Frequency of snack intake <2 3,179 (32.5) 3,845 (30.7) 0.003*
≥2 6,617 (67.5) 8,662 (69.3)
Household income Above average 4,195 (42.8) 5,334 (42.6) 0.352
Average 4,782 (48.8) 6,059 (48.4)
Below average 819 (8.4) 1,114 (8.9)
Sealants <2 5,063 (51.7) 6,842 (54.7) 0.000*
≥2 4,733 (48.3) 5,665 (45.3)

P-value from Chi-square test/*P<0.05.

J Korean Acad Oral Health 2020;44:187~193 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.4.187
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