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Table 2 Dental avoidance by sociodemographic and dental service-use characteristics

From: A national cross-sectional survey of dental anxiety in the French adult population

Variables Avoidance of dental appointments Avoidance of dental appointments/Variables
   Yes No Pearson Chi Square: p values
   N % N %  
Occupational category farmers 17 17.7 79 82.3 p < 0.001
  manual workers 31 19.9 125 80.1  
  technicians 142 16.7 709 83.3  
  employees 124 20.2 489 79.8  
  shopkeepers 61 24.4 189 75.6  
  executives 92 25.6 267 74.4  
Urban distribution countryside 97 21.2 361 78.8 p < 0.001
  city > 100,000 inhabitants 139 17.4 658 82.6  
  city < 100,000 inhabitants 188 19.6 771 80.4  
  Paris 79 18.5 349 81.5  
  overseas territories 29 23.6 94 76.4  
Number of dental appointments more than 50 247 16.2 1 275 83.8 p < 0.001
  20–50 107 22.9 360 77.1  
  oct-20 47 35.9 84 64.1  
  01-oct 18 30.0 42 70.0  
  never 10 29.4 24 70.6