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Table. 4.

Mean scores for functional oral health literacy score by socioeconomic characteristics

Mean (±SD)** Functional oral health literacy Chi-square
test
P-value

≤6 ≥7 Total
Age (yr)
≤29 7.89 (±1.397) 5 (17.9) 23 (82.1) 28 (100.0) 0.639
30-34 7.93 (±1.431) 28 (16.1) 146 (83.9) 174 (100.0)
35-39 7.93 (±1.489) 27 (15.7) 145 (84.3) 172 (100.0)
≥40 7.61 (±1.578) 13 (22.8) 44 (77.2) 57 (100.0)
Total 73 (16.9) 358 (83.1) 431 (100.0)
Educational level
≤High school 7.36 (±1.671)a 30 (29.7) 71 (70.3) 101 (100.0) <0.001
College 7.71 (±1.544)ab 19 (18.4) 84 (81.6) 103 (100.0)
University 8.18 (±1.292)b 21 (11.4) 164 (88.6) 185 (100.0)
Graduate school 8.29 (±1.066)b 3 (7.1) 39 (92.9) 42 (100.0)
Total 73 (16.9) 358 (83.1) 431 (100.0)
Mother’s employment
Employed 7.98 (±1.338) 36 (17.6) 168 (82.4) 204 (100.0) 0.710
Unemployed 7.78 (±1.602) 37 (16.3) 190 (83.7) 227 (100.0)
Total 73 (16.9) 358 (83.1) 431 (100.0)
Numbers of children
1 8.06 (±1.434) 16 (13.2) 105 (86.8) 121 (100.0) 0.394
2 7.84 (±1.452) 44 (17.9) 202 (82.1) 246 (100.0)
≥3 7.72 (±1.598) 13 (20.3) 51 (79.7) 64 (100.0)
Total 73 (16.9) 358 (83.1) 431 (100.0)
Family income*
<200 6.64 (±1.550)a 8 (57.1) 6 (42.9) 14 (100.0) 0.002
200-300 7.83 (±1.261)ab 13 (16.9) 64 (83.1) 77 (100.0)
300-400 7.95 (±1.452)b 24 (15.7) 129 (84.3) 153 (100.0)
400-500 7.95 (±1.448)b 17 (13.9) 105 (86.1) 122 (100.0)
≥500 8.02 (±1.453)b 10 (15.9) 53 (84.1) 63 (100.0)
Total 72 (16.8) 357 (83.2) 429 (100.0)

*N=429 (two missing response).

**Determined from t-test or oneway ANOVA.

a,bThe same letter indicates no significant difference (P>0.05).

J Korean Acad Oral Health 2021;45:111~118 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2021.45.3.111
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