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Table 1 Profile of the fathers, mothers and children recruited into the study

From: Association between knowledge of caries preventive practices, preventive oral health habits of parents and children and caries experience in children resident in sub-urban Nigeria

Variables Variables
Father Mother Children
N = 308 N = 318 N = 324
Good knowledge of caries prevention practices 180 (58.4%) 190 (59.7%) 69 (21.3%)
Brushes teeth more than once a day 48 (15.6%) 51 (16.0%) 29 (9.0%)
Use fluoridated toothpaste always or almost always 286 (92.9%) 260 (81.8%) 270 (83.3%)
Eat sugar-containing snacks less than once a day 233 (75.6%) 234 (73.6%) 93 (30.2%)
Practice recommended oral self-care 38 (12.3%) 26 (8.2%) 6 (1.9%)
Floss at least once a day 12 (3.9%) 21 (6.6%) 7(2.2%)
Had dental check-up within last 12 months 7 (2.3%) 11 (3.5%) 8 (2.5%)
No present smoking habit 302 (98.1%) 313 (98.4%) 311 (96.0%)