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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants according to place of residence

From: Dental pain, oral impacts and perceived need for dental treatment in Tanzanian school students: a cross-sectional study

  Urban
% (n)
Rural
% (n)
All
% (n)
Age:    
10 – 14 years 77.3 (647) 59.1 (537) 67.9 (1184)
15 – 19 years 22.7 (190) 40.9 (371)** 32.1 (561)
Sex:    
Male 47.7 (399) 51.5 (468) 49.7 (867)
Female 52.3 (438) 48.5 (440) 50.3 (878)
Mother's education:    
Low 38.3 (325) 50.1 (455) 44.7 (780)
High 61.2 (512) 49.9 (453)** 55.3 (965)
Father's education:    
Low 39.2 (328) 43.8 (398) 41.6 (726)
High 60.8 (509) 56.2 (510)* 58.4 (1019)
Family wealth index:    
1st quartile (Poorest) 22.2 (186) 30.3 (275) 26.4 (461)
2nd quartile 33.6 (281) 55.0 (499) 44.7 (780)
3rd quartile 5.7 (48) 2.5 (21) 4.0 (69)
4th quartile (Least poor) 38.5 (322) 12.4 (113)** 24.9 (435)
DMFT>0 17.4 (146) 20.8 (189) 19.2 (335)
Dental pain:    
Yes 36.4 (305) 24.4 (222)* 30.2 (527)
Reported dental problems:    
Yes 54.1 (453) 43.3 (393)* 48.5 (846)
Perceived need for dental care:    
Yes 46.8 (392) 43.8 (398) 45.3 (790)
  1. **p < 0.001; *p < 0.05