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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 3,488)

From: Childhood caries in the state of Kentucky, USA: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n (%)
Gender  
 Male 1710 (49%)
 Female 1777 (51%)
Race/Ethnicity  
 White 2488 (71.3%)
 Black 498 (14.3%)
 Hispanic or Latino 143 (4.1%)
 Asian 82 (2.4%)
 American Indian 14 (0.4%)
 Multiracial 154 (4.4%)
 No Response 109 (3.1%)
White or Minority Race/Ethnicity  
 White 2488 (73.6%)
 Minority Race/Ethnicity 891 (26.4%)
Area of Residence  
 Metropolitan 1579 (47.8%)
 Non-metropolitan 1721 (52.2%)
Missing 188 (5.4%)
Dental Insurance Coverage  
 Private Insurance 1830 (52.5%)
 Government Insurance 1014 (29.1%)
 No Insurance 584 (16.7%)
 No response 60 (1.7%)
Visit to Dentist in Past 3 Years  
 Yes 3216 (92%)
 No 272 (8%)
Reason for Last Dental Visit  
 Cleaning/Check-up 2739 (78.5%)
 Dental Treatment 149 (4.3%)
 Something was wrong 281 (8.1%)
 Other 64 (1.8%)
 Don’t know 44 (1.3%)
 No Response 211 (6.1%)
Presence of Caries  
 Caries Detected 1155 (33.1%)
 No Caries Detected 2333 (66.9%)
Parent Assessment  
 Good 2253 (64.6%)
 Fair 1113 (32%)
 Poor 108 (3%)
 No Response 14 (0.4%)