Table 4: Characteristics of the children.

Mothers’ employment*Employed UnemployedTotal
Child’s characteristics*No. %No.% No.%

Gender
 Male10551.211551.322051.3
 Female10048.810948.720948.7
Hospitalized since discharge from hospital
 No14574.015670.630172.2
 Yes5126.06529.411627.8
 Not disclosed9312
General health as reported by mother
 Excellent9948.312053.821951.2
 Very good8441.07031.415436.0
 Good2210.73314.85512.9
 Not disclosed011
Caries on dental examination
 No19494.621194.240594.4
 Yes115.4135.8245.6

*None of the data show a statistically significant difference between mothers’ employment status.