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Research Article

Sociodemographic Determinants for Oral Health Risk Profiles

Table 1

Cross-tabulation for different sociodemographic variables and the three caries risk levels (Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis for 2 or more independent groups, resp.).

Low riskModerate riskHigh riskP-value

AgeNS
12 years ( = 6)33,3%66,7%0%
 Young ( = 19)47,4%26,3%26,3%
 Adults ( = 54)46,3%46,3%7,4%
 60+ ( = 20)45%50%5%
GenderNS
 Male ( = 42)40,5%52,4%7,1%
 Female ( = 57)49,1%38,6%12,3%
SES
 Worker ( = 21)23,8%61,9%14,3%
 Employee ( = 30)66,7%26,7%6,7%
 Managerial ( = 11)81,8%18,2%0%
 Self-employed ( = 7)14,3%57,1%28,6%
 Others ( = 2)0%0%100%
Increased allowance0,02
 No ( = 80)52,5%40%7,5%
 Yes ( = 12)25%41,7%33,3%
MAF Family (Maximum Bill)
 No ( = 82)52,4%40,2%7,3%
 Yes ( = 10)20%40%40%

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