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Table 1

Descriptive Statistics of General Characteristics according to Use of Dental Floss

Variable Total (n=419) Use of dental floss p-valuea

User (n=158) Non-user (n=261)
Sex 0.011
Male 195 (46.5) 61 (31.3) 134 (68.7)
Female 224 (53.5) 97 (43.3) 127 (56.7)
Age group (y) <0.001
20∼29 208 (49.6) 70 (33.7) 138 (66.3)
30∼64 109 (26.0) 58 (53.2) 51 (46.8)
≥65 102 (24.3) 30 (29.4) 72 (70.6)
Education 0.001
High school graduate or less (≤12 y) 264 (63.0) 84 (31.8) 180 (68.2)
College or more (≤13 y) 155 (37.0) 74 (47.7) 81 (52.3)
Job status 0.234
Students (unemployed) 99 (23.6) 34 (34.3) 65 (65.7)
Employed (waged) 156 (37.2) 67 (42.9) 89 (57.1)
Etc. or missing 164 (39.1) 57 (34.8) 107 (65.2)

All values are presented as number (%) for categorical variables.

aAssociations with the use of dental floss were estimated by chi-squared test and percentages are expressed in rows to be 100%.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2022;22:148-55 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2022.22.3.148
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