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Table. 4.

Correlations between community-level related variables and annual frequency of scaling and denture use

Variables Scaling Denture


‘r’ and ‘rho’* P-value ‘r’ and ‘rho’* P-value
Dental resources Number of dentists per 10,000 population 0.715 0.000 ―0.373 0.000
Number of dental hygienists per 10,000 population 0.575 0.000 ―0.260 0.000
Number of dental institution per 10,000 population 0.783 0.000 ―0.405 0.000
Health related behaviors and quality of life Brushing after lunch rate (%) 0.394 0.000 ―0.168 0.011
Current anti-smoking rate (%) 0.188 0.004 ―0.184 0.005
Healthy living practice rate (%) 0.581 0.000 ―0.350 0.000
Nutrition labeling reading rate (%) 0.453 0.000 ―0.381 0.000
Chewing difficulty complaint rate (%) - - 0.457 0.000
Infrastructure Welfare budget among general budgets rate (%) 0.738 0.000 ―0.404 0.000
Traffic index 0.542 0.000 ―0.405 0.000

*by Pearson correlation test or Spearman’s rank correlation test.

J Korean Acad Oral Health 2020;44:102~108 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.2.102
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