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Table 5 Characteristics of children, parents and households inthe follow-up parent survey

From: Randomized pilot study to disseminate caries-control services in dentist offices

Variable Intervention Group (n = 282) Control Group (n = 205) p -value
Children Characteristics    
Percent female 47 45 .30
Average age (years) 10 (2.4) 10 (2.3) .50
Percent brushing 2+ times daily 53 57 .48
Percent taking fluoride tablets or drops at home 9 11 .34
Percent eating snacks or drinking pop/juice 2+ times daily 64 59 .28
Respondent And Household Characteristics    
Percent female 80 70 .02
Average age (years) 40 (6.4) 40 (6.7) .61
Average education (years) 14 (1.9) 14 (2.3) .79
Percent nonwhite 9 15 .27
Percent single 15 14 .86
Household size 4.5 (1.5) 4.7 (1.4) .04
  1. Standard deviations are in parentheses.