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Table 2 Number (%) of 12-year-old schoolchildren with caries experience and self-reported bad state of teeth according to area of residence and gender.

From: Prevalence and correlates of self-reported state of teeth among schoolchildren in Kerala, India

  DMFT > 0 n (%) Bad state of teeth n (%)
Urban   
   all 74 (33)* 63 (28)*
   girls 34 (38) 35 (27)
   boys 40 (30) 28 (31)
Rural   
   all 152 (25) 131 (21)
   girls 66 (25) 86 (25)†
   boys 86 (25) 45 (17)
  1. * Chi-square test, p < 0.05 (comparison between urban and rural)
  2. † Chi-square test, p < 0.05 (comparison between girls and boys in rural area)