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Table 1 Summary variable of knowledge concerning dental health by different background factors (ANOVA).

From: Oral health knowledge and behavior among male health sciences college students in Kuwait

Variable n Mean SD P-value
Age     
   - 18–20 years 59 7.1 2.2  
   - 21–25 years 54 7.6 2.1  
   - 26 and over 15 8.3 2.2 0.120 ns
Marital status     
   - Single 107 8.3 1.9  
   - Married 21 7.2 2.2 0.033 *
Nationality     
   - Kuwaiti 69 7.9 2.1  
   - Non-Kuwaiti 59 6.9 2.1 0.012 *
Years in College     
   - One year 88 7.3 2.1  
   - Two or more 40 7.7 2.2 0.308 ns
Financial status     
   - Very good/good 116 7.4 2.2  
   - Below average 15 7.4 1.6 0.989 ns
Do you think that you have dental diseases?     
   - Yes 47 7.5 2.1  
   - No/Don't know 61 7.4 2.2 0.704 ns
Perceived oral health     
   - Poor 19 7.3 2.0  
   - Average 72 7.4 2.2  
   - Good 37 7.6 2.1 0.852 ns
Last dental visit     
   - During last year 77 7.4 2.2  
   - More than year ago 51 7.5 2.1 0.912 ns
Purpose of visit     
   - Examination/prevention 53 7.3 2.0  
   - Treatment 61 7.6 2.3 0.474 ns
Toothbrushing frequency     
   - Less than once a day 27 7.4 1.0  
   - Once a day 53 7.4 2.2  
   - More than once a day 41 6.9 2.4 0.187 ns
Use of fluoride toothpaste     
   - Yes 81 7.8 2.2  
   - No/don't know 40 6.6 1.9 0.002 **
  1. ** p < 0.01; * p < 0.05; ns p ≥ 0.05