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Table 3

Metabolic Syndrome according to Oral Health Behaviors

Variable Division Metabolic syndrome χ2(p)

Normal Abnormal
Perceived oral health Poor 1,237 (79.8) 324 (20.2) 9.240 (0.041)
Moderate 1,738 (83.3) 369 (16.7)
Good 470 (84.0) 89 (16.0)
Speech problem Uncomfortable 163 (73.7) 63 (26.3) 11.165 (0.008)
Neutral 289 (79.8) 79 (20.2)
No 2,993 (82.8) 640 (17.2)
Chewing difficulty Uncomfortable 590 (78.2) 182 (21.8) 10.995 (0.023)
Neutral 543 (80.8) 128 (19.2)
No 2,312 (83.4) 472 (16.6)
Toothache experience Yes 794 (81.7) 198 (18.3) 0.178 (0.697)
No 2,651 (82.3) 584 (17.7)
Frequency of toothbrushing/day 0∼1 209 (71.7) 82 (28.3) 21.858 (<0.001)
2∼3 2,661 (82.8) 581 (17.2)
≥4 575 (83.3) 119 (16.7)

Values are presented as unweighted count (weighted %).

χ2: chi-square test.

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