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Table 2

Responses to Common Questions in Study 1 and in Study 2

QuestionIn 2018, at theHousehold Fair11)In 2020, at theNine-Month Fair12)In 2020, at theNine-Month Fair12) (subgroup)
Have you ever visited the oral hygienist?
No1,186 (68.1)75 (35.7)28 (45.9)
Yes556 (31.9)
Once per year64 (30.5)16 (26.2)
Two times per year59 (28.1)15 (24.6)
Three times or more per year12 (5.7)2 (3.3)
Did you know that you can make an appointment with the oral hygienist without a referral from the dentist?
No1,345 (77.2)74 (35.2)19 (31.1)
Yes397 (22.8)136 (64.8)42 (68.9)
Did you know that a visit to an oral hygienist -up to the age of 18- is reimbursed under the basic insurance?1,345
No1,130 (84.0)63 (30.0)27 (44.3)
Yes215 (16.0)147 (70.0)34 (55.7)
Now that you know that your child up to the age of 18 can visit the oral hygienist for ‘free’, would you do this?1,345
Absolutely not-9 (4.3)1 (1.6)
No/probably not-51 (24.3)14 (23.0)
Maybe25 (1.9)
Yes/probably yes784 (55.6)71 (33.8)20 (32.8)
Absolutely yes536 (39.9)79 (37.6)26 (42.6)

Values are presented as number (%) or number only.

-: not available.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2021;21:140-9 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2021.21.3.140
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