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Table 2 Attitudes towards oral health issues and the dentist: Data and crude statistical comparisons (X2) between 1985 & 1996

From: Advances in oral health knowledge of Greek navy recruits and their socioeconomic determinants

Year Educational Status Statistic
  High Medium Low  
Q9. Not happy with present condition of teeth
1985 142 (44.9%) 158 (25.4%) 386 (67.5%) X2 = 6.8
1996 100 (31.9%) 180 (34.2%) 227 (54.8%) P-value = 0.009
Q 10. Express willingness to restore/fix dental problems
1985 142 (44.9%) 136 (21.8%) 312 (54.5%) X2 = 380.5
1996 244 (78.0%) 378 (71.9%) 331 (80.0%) P-value < 0.001
Q. 11 Having visited the dentist at least once
1985 121 (38.3%) 173 (27.8%) 325 (56.8%) X2 = 901.9
1996 304 (97.1%) 501 (95.2%) 391 (94.4%) P-value < 0.001
Q. 12. Reported frequency of dental visits once or twice per year
1985 104 (32.9%) 107 (17.2%) 59 (10.3%) X2 = 61.2
1996 166 (53%) 113 (21.5%) 81 (19.6%) P-value < 0.001
Q13. Visit the dentist only when a problem occurs
1985 92 (29.1%) 286 (45.9%) 333 (58.2%) X2 = 0.37
1996 99 (31.6%) 242 (46.0%) 234 (56.5%) P-value = 0.54