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Table. 1.

Characteristics of study participants

Variable Frequency Percentage
Relationship with the patient
Patient 194 22.2
Family 520 59.5
Assistant 60 6.9
Welfare facility staff 100 11.4
Sex
Male 515 58.9
Female 359 41.1
Age
<20 144 16.5
20-39 325 37.2
40-64 276 31.6
≥65 129 14.7
Medical security
Type 1 of medical protection 310 35.5
Type 2 of medical protection 53 6.0
Health insurance 511 58.5
Type of disability
Physical disability 203 23.2
Brain lesions disability 179 20.5
Sensory system disability 81 9.3
Inner organization disability 29 3.3
Developmental & mental disability 382 43.7
Disability severity
Serious 682 78.0
Slight 192 22.0
Wheelchair use
Use 234 26.8
Don’t use 640 73.2
Use route
Guidance of public health centers 81 9.3
Guidance of welfare facilities 215 24.6
Introduction of neighbors & friends 271 31.0
Internet search 155 17.7
Etc 152 17.4
Motivation
Specialization for the disabled 572 65.4
General anesthesia 148 16.9
Non-payment support 126 14.4
High accessibility with house 15 1.7
Total 874 100.0
J Korean Acad Oral Health 2021;45:44~48 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2021.45.1.44
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