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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants

From: The Dental Health of primary school children living in fluoridated, pre-fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities in New South Wales, Australia

  Fluoridation status Total
Characteristic Fluoridated Pre-fluoridated Non-fluoridated  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender     
Male 419 (50.7) 380 (48.7) 263 (50.2) 1,062 (49.9)
Female 406 (49.3) 401 (51.31) 260 (49.8) 1,067 (50.1)
Age     
5 345 (41.8) 360 (46.1) 115 (22.0) 820 (38.5)
6 475 (57.6) 416 (53.3) 374 (71.5) 1,265 (59.4)
7 5 (0.6) 5 (0.6) 34 (6.5) 44 (2.1)
Concession cardholder    
Yes 362 (43.9) 297 (38.0) 205 (39.2) 864 (40.6)
No 463 (56.1) 484 (62.0) 318 (60.8) 1265 (59.4)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander    
Yes 58 (7.1) 39 (5.0) 23 (4.4) 120 (5.6)
No 695 (84.2) 660 (84.5) 468 (89.5) 1,823 (85.6)
Not stated 72 (8.7) 82 (10.5) 32 (6.1) 186 (8.8)
Maternal country of birth    
English speaking background 776 (94.0) 708 (90.6) 479 (91.6) 1963 (92.2)
(Australia) (723) (87.6) (656) (84.0) (426) (81.4) (1,805) (84.8)
Non-English speaking background 41 (5.0) 65 (8.3) 41 (7.8) 147 (7.0)
Not stated 8 (1.0) 8 (1.1) 3 (0.6) 19 (0.8)