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Table 1 Socio-demographic factors and oral health status indicators among older people in urban Kinondoni and rural Kibaha/Bagamoyo districts of Tanzania

From: Clinical and socio-behavioral correlates of tooth loss: a study of older adults in Tanzania

  Kinondoni % (n) Kibaha/Bagamoyo % (n) p-value
Sex: Male 42.7 (218) 50.0 (260)  
   Female 57.4 (292) 50.0 (260) 0.021
Age : 50–59 years 50.3 (257) 37.9 (197)  
   60–69 years 28.8 (147) 30.0 (156)  
   70+ years 20.9 (105) 32.1 (167) 0.001
Wealth index: 1st quartile- least poor 45.4 (232) 4.4 (23)  
2 nd quartile 40.1 (205) 8.8 (46)  
3rd quartile 11.2 (57) 35.0 (182)  
4th quartile- poorest 3.3 (17) 51.7 (269) 0.001
Education: none 36.1 (184) 53.4 (277)  
: at least primary school 63.9 (325) 46.6 (242) 0.001
Tobacco use: yes 15.1 (77) 30.6 (159) 0.001
Reason dental attendance: when problem 87.3 (446) 71.4 (370) 0.001
Dental attendance: ≥ one time 21.1 (108) 24.2 (126) 0.231
High blood pressure: yes 26.2 (134) 6.7 (35) 0.506
Decayed teeth: ≥ 2 teeth 46.0 (235) 55.4 (288) 0.050
Tooth mobility: ≥ 2 teeth 16.2(83) 22.7 (118) 0.050
Brushing: daily 71.8 (367) 71.5 (372) 0.920
Plaque: moderate/abundant 44.1 (224) 47.2 (244) 0.175
Chewing: only soft foods 25.0 (129) 36.2 (189) 0.001