International Journal of Dentistry / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Oral Hygiene Practices among Saudi Arabian Children and Its Relation to Their Dental Caries Status

Table 1

Gender variation in the demographic characteristics.

VariableGenderTotal
MaleFemale

Age
 12-year-old137 (49%)138 (51%)275 (55%)
 13-year-old112 (49%)113 (51%)225 (45%)

Location
 Urban215 (43.0%)233 (46.5%)448 (89.5%)
 Rural15 (3.0%)38 (7.5%)53 (10.5%)

Father’s education
 No formal schooling3 (0.5%)3 (0.5%)5 (1%)
 Primary school15 (3.0%)3 (0.5%)18 (3.5%)
 Secondary school8 (1.5%)13 (2.5%)20 (4%)
 High school63 (12.5%)78 (15.5%)140 (28%)
 University143 (28.5%)175 (35.0%)318 (63.5%)

Mother’s education
 No formal schooling3 (0.5%)3 (0.5%)5 (1%)
 Primary school13 (2.5%)18 (3.5%)30 (6%)
 Secondary school3 (0.5%)13 (2.5%)15 (3%)
 High school40 (8.0%)60 (12.0%)100 (20%)
 University173 (34.5%)178 (35.5%)350 (70%)

Mother occupation
 Full time75 (15.0%)93 (18.5%)168 (33.5%)
 Part time25 (5.0%)13 (2.5%)38 (7.5%)
 House maker130 (26.0%)165 (33.0%)295 (59%)

Gender differentiation was not statistically significant.

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