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Table 3 Oral health behaviour of fathers, mothers and children

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 p value
FatherN = 308 Mother N = 318 ChildN = 324
Brushes more than once a day
Yes 48(15.6%) 51 (16.0%) 29 (9.0%) 0.01
No 260 (84.4%) 267 (84.0) 296 (91.0%)
Use fluoridated toothpaste always or almost always
Yes 286 (92.9%) 260 (81.8%) 270 (83.3%) 0.000
No 22 (7.1%) 58 (18.2%) 54 (16.7%)
Eat sugar-containing snacks less than once a day
Yes 233 (75.6%) 234 (73.6%) 98 (30.2%) 0.000
No 75 (24.4%) 84 (26.4%) 226 (69.8%)
Practice of recommended oral self-care
Yes 38 (12.3%) 26 (8.2%) 6 (1.9%) 0.000
No 270 (87.7%) 292 (91.8%) 318 (98.1%)
Floss at least once a day
Yes 12 (3.9%) 21 (6.6%) 7 (2.2%) 0.02
No 296 (96.1%) 297 (93.4%) 317 (97.8%)
Dental check-up within last 1 year
Yes 7 (2.3%) 11 (3.5%) 8 (2.5%) 0.62
No 301 (97.7%) 307 (96.5%) 316 (97.5%)
No present smoking habit
Yes 302 (98.1%) 313 (98.4%) 311 (96.0%) 0.11
No 6 (1.9%) 5 (1.6%) 13 (4.0%)