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Table 2

Relation between General Characteristics and Perceived Dental Needs (n=17,735)

 Classification No Yes p-value
Sex
 Male 4,932 (43.70) 2,586 (40.10) <0.000
 Female 6,354 (56.30) 3,863 (59.90)
Age (y)
 19~44 4,557 (40.38) 3,041 (47.15) <0.000
 45~64 3,747 (33.20) 2,143 (33.23)
 65 or older 2,982 (26.42) 1,265 (19.62)
Region
 Urban 8,943 (79.24) 5,100 (79.08) 0.803
 Rural 2,343 (20.76) 1,349 (20.92)
Household income
 Low 2,684 (24.07) 1,634 (25.56) 0.006
 Mid-low 2,787 (24.99) 1,593 (24.92)
 Mid-upper 2,771 (24.85) 1,639 (25.64)
 Upper 2,910 (26.09) 1,527 (23.89)
Educational attainments
 Elementary or less 3,016 (26.78) 1,551 (24.12) 0.001
 Middle school 1,229 (10.91)  700 (10.89)
 High school 3,684 (32.71) 2,195 (34.14)
 College or more 3,335 (29.61) 1,984 (30.86)
Marital status
 Living together 8,419 (74.65) 4,661 (72.30) <0.000
 Living apart  59 (0.52)  41 (0.64)
 Bereavement 1,066 (9.45)  579 (8.98)
 Divorce 243 (2.15) 215 (3.33)
 Unmarried 1,491 (13.22) 951 (14.75)
Private Insurance
 Yes 7,822 (70.16) 4,584 (71.95) 0.012
 No 3,327 (29.84) 1,787 (28.05)
Subjective oral health
 Very good 171 (1.54) 33 (0.52) <0.000
 Good 1,757 (15.78) 356 (5.60)
 Medium 5,042 (45.27) 1,927 (30.30)
 Poor 3,539 (31.78) 3,159 (49.68)
 Very poor 628 (5.64) 884 (13.90)
Regular oral examination
 No 8,111 (72.83) 5,100 (80.21) <0.000
 Yes 3,026 (27.17) 1,258 (19.79)

Values are presented as n (%).

p-values by chi-square test.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2019;19:147-53 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2019.19.3.147
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