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Table 3 Parent and child characteristics from the validity study (N = 186)

From: Parental perceptions of children's oral health: The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS)

Parent & child characteristics Frequency Percentage
Parent demographics   
Relationship to the child   
   Mother 161 87.5
   Father 16 8.7
   Guardian/Grandparent/Other 7 3.8
Race   
   White 128 69.2
   Black 51 27.6
   Other 6 3.2
Education level   
   High school or less 42 22.6
   More than high school 144 77.4
Employment Status   
   Employed full-time or part-time 143 76.9
   Unemployed 43 23.1
Income level   
   <$30,000 per year 82 49.1
   ≥ $30,000 per year 85 50.9
Child's clinical disease status   
Decayed, missing and filled teeth   
   None 117 62.9
   One or more 69 37.1
Decayed teeth   
   None 159 85.5
   One or more 27 14.5