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Table 1 Individual and contextual variables

From: Individual and contextual factors related to dental caries in underprivileged Brazilian adolescents

Individual variables Clinical Variables Caries
Periodontal Disease
Sociodemographic and psychosocial variables of the adolescent and family Age
Monthly Family Income
Number of persons in the family
Fathers’ and Mothers’ Educational Level
Type of housing
Family Grant Program
Prison inmate in the family
Has lived in a city other than Piracicaba
Number of siblings
Failure to pass end of year school tests
Adolescent works
Father and mother work
Self-perception and Impact on Oral Health How do you classify the health of your teeth and mouth?
Are you satisfied with the appearance of your teeth
Access to Services Have you ever been to the dentist?
What type of dental service do you generally use?
When was the last time you went to the dentist?
Why did you go to the dentist the last time?
What is your most frequent reason for going to the dentist?
Quality of Life WHOQOL-BREF
Contextual variables Information about suburbs Social Exclusion Index
Total number of residents per suburb
Literacy Rate
% of home ownership
% domestic sewage facilities
% garbage collected
% with income up to 0.5 minimum wage
% with income up to 1 minimum wage
% with income over 1 minimum wage
% without monthly income
  1. Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, 2012.