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Table 1 Frequency distribution of independent variables and their categories according to district

From: Applicability of an abbreviated version of the Child-OIDP inventory among primary schoolchildren in Tanzania

Variables Categories Kinondoni % (n) Temeke %(n) p-value
Sex Male 41.1 (412) 36.8 (220) P = 0.050
  Female 58.9 (591) 63.2 (378)  
Age 12 Yrs 26.1 (262) 23.9 (143) P = 0.033
  13 yrs 41.9 (420) 48.5 (290)  
  14 yrs 32.0 (321) 27.6 (165)  
Parental education Both low 38.5 (210) 53.8 (149) P = 0.000
  One low/one high 24.2 (132) 20.9 (58)  
  Both high 37.2 (203) 25.3 (70)  
Place of residence: Urban 63.5 (637) 82.3 (492) P = 0.000
  Rural 36.5 (366) 17.7 (106)  
DMFT 0 78.3 (785) 77.6 (464) P = 0.399
  > 1 21.7 (218) 22.4 (134)  
OHIS Debris score Good 68.0 (682) 61.9 (370) P = 0.007
  Fair/poor 32.0 (321) 38.1 (228)  
Overall satisfaction Satisfied 87.8 (881) 90.1 (539) P = 0.092
with oral health Dissatisfied 12.2 (122) 9.9 (59)  
State of teeth Good 84.8 (851) 91.6 (548) P = 0.000
  Bad 15.2 (152) 8.4 (50)  
State of health Good 93.2 (935) 96.5 (577) P = 0.003
  Bad 6.8 (68) 3.5 (21)  
Oral problems None 43.3 (434) 30.1 (180) P = 0.000
  ≥1 56.7 (569) 69.9 (418)  
Finger sucking No 70.6 (708) 66.1 (395) P = 0.033
  Yes 29.4 (295) 33.9 (203)  
Dental attendance No 86.8 (871) 80.9 (484) P = 0.001
  Yes 13.2 (132) 19.1 (114)  
Sugar intake 0–1 item 35.3 (354) 36.5 (218) P = 0.339
  > 1 items 64.7 (649) 63.5 (380)