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Table 1 Frequency distribution of participants by sociodemographic characteristics and survey year.

From: Oral health behavior patterns among Tanzanian university students: a repeat cross-sectional survey

  1999 n = 635c (%) 2001 n = 981c (%)
Higher degree studentsa 367 (58) 654 (66)
Lower degree/diploma studentsb 268 (42) 336 (34)*
Females 236 (37) 327 (33)
Males 399 (63) 654 (67)
Age: 19–25 yrs 444 (71) 585 (61)**
Age: >25 yrs 181 (29) 368 (39)
Raised in an urban environment 421 (67) 617(63)
Raised in a rural environment 207 (33) 358 (37)
  1. aMedicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy; bAllied Health Sciences; cThe total number in the different categories do not add up to 635 and 981 due to missing values. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.001.