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Table 3

Relations between General Characteristics and Objective Dental Needs (n=17,735)

 Classification 0 1 2 3 p-value
Sex
 Male 4,925 (40.11) 950 (43.03) 305 (44.20) 1,456 (51.56) <0.000
 Female 7,353 (59.89) 1,258 (56.97) 385 (55.80) 1,368 (48.44)
Age (y)
 19~44 4,909 (39.98) 1,242 (56.25) 278 (40.29) 1,180 (41.78) <0.000
 45~64 4,196 (34.17) 662 (29.98) 249 (36.09) 809 (28.65)
 65 or older 3,173 (25.84) 304 (13.77) 163 (23.62) 835 (29.57)
Region
 Urban 9,836 (80.11) 1,674 (75.82) 541 (78.41) 2,154 (76.27) <0.000
 Rural 2,442 (19.89) 534 (24.18) 149 (21.59) 670 (23.73)
Household income
 Low 2,933 (24.20) 473 (21.62) 195 (28.68) 843 (30.32) <0.000
 Mid-low 3,071 (25.34) 558 (25.50) 149 (21.91) 653 (23.49)
 Mid-upper 2,931 (24.18) 585 (26.74) 187 (27.50) 752 (27.05)
 Upper 3,186 (26.28) 572 (26.14) 149 (21.91) 532 (19.14)
Educational attainments
 Elementary or less 3,138 (26.22) 397 (18.46) 180 (26.99) 821 (30.37) <0.000
 Middle school 1,293 (10.81) 232 (10.79) 84 (12.59) 298 (11.02)
 High school 3,857 (32.23) 838 (38.96) 222 (33.28) 880 (32.56)
 College or more 3,678 (30.74) 684 (31.80) 181 (27.14) 704 (26.05)
Marital status
 Living together 9,155 (74.68) 1,590 (72.08) 499 (72.42) 1,981 (70.32) <0.000
 Living apart 64 (0.52) 14 (0.63) 5 (0.73) 24 (0.85)
 Bereavement 1,240 (10.12) 118 (5.35) 77 (11.18) 309 (10.97)
 Divorce 286 (2.33) 60 (2.72) 16 (2.32) 101 (3.59)
 Unmarried 1,514 (12.35) 424 (19.22) 92 (13.35) 402 (14.27)
Private insurance
 Yes 8,573 (70.78) 1,658 (75.85) 462 (68.04) 1,736 (62.45) <0.000
 No 3,540 (29.22) 528 (24.15) 217 (31.96) 1,044 (37.55)
Subjective oral health
 Very good 162 (1.32) 26 (1.18) 4 (0.58) 15 (0.53) <0.000
 Good 1,718 (14.01) 208 (9.44) 49 (7.12) 194 (6.88)
 Medium 5,303 (43.23) 869 (39.43) 192 (27.91) 781 (27.71)
 Poor 4,270 (34.81) 924 (41.92) 350 (50.87) 1,354 (48.05)
 Very poor 813 (6.63) 177 (8.03) 93 (13.52) 474 (16.82)
Regular oral examination
 No 8,904 (73.66) 1,723 (79.44) 500 (73.96) 2,237 (81.52) <0.000
 Yes 3,184 (26.34) 446 (20.56) 176 (26.04) 507 (18.48)

Values are presented as n (%).

p-values by chi-square test.

0: unneeded of treatment, 1: dental conservative treatment needs, 2: dental prosthetic treatment needs, 3: extraction needs.

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