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Table 1 Distribution of the dental visits outcomes according to the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the study population.

From: Factors associated with dental attendance among adolescents in Santiago, Chile

Determinant Dental attendance outcomes (%)
Overall % in population (100%) Infrequent visits (n = 8,530) Never (n = 9,202) Symptoms related visit (n = 7,826)
Age    
   12–14 years (22.5%) 20.4 23.3 19.6
   15–17 years (69.5%) 70.9 67.9 70.4
   18–21 years (8%) 8.7 8.8 10.0
Gender    
   Boy (50.8%) 52.3 51.9 47.1
   Girl (49.2%) 47.7 48.1 52.9
Tooth brushing    
   More than once a day (70.7%) 68.5 56.4 70.5
   Once a day (25.6%) 27.0 37.2 25.8
   Less than once a day (3.7%) 4.5 6.4 3.7
Do you smoke cigarettes?    
   No (53.2%) 52.2 53.9 49.0
   Yes, sometimes (21.8%) 21.3 21.9 23.0
   Yes, daily (25%) 26.5 24.2 28.0
Income – father#    
   ≥$500 (26.2%) 19.3 6.7 22.2
   $300–$499 (15.3%) 15.4 11.8 14.6
   $100–$299 (37.5%) 41.5 44.2 39.7
   <$100 (14.0%) 15.8 25.2 15.5
   No income (7%) 8.0 12.1 8.0
Education – father&    
   Technical/university completed (32%) 24.9 11.0 27.8
   High school completed (33.9%) 35.5 29.0 34.1
   Up to primary school completed (34.1%) 39.6 60.0 38.1
Education – mother&    
   Technical/university completed (27%) 21.0 9.4 23.5
   High school completed (34.7%) 33.2 24.5 33.9
   Up to primary school completed (38.3%) 45.8 66.1 42.6
Annual education expenses    
   >$760 (24.5%) 17.5 4.0 19.5
   $150–$760 (25.5%) 25.1 18.9 24.8
   $60–$149 (24.6%) 27.7 37.7 26.7
   <$60 (25.5%) 29.7 39.4 29.0
Self-perceived oral health status (Good)    
   Good 17.8 16.1 17.4
   Regular 68.9 66.9 66.8
   Poor 13.3 17.0 15.8
  1. (n) = Number of subjects who provide information for the respective variable.
  2. $ = Thousands of Chilean pesos.
  3. Infrequent visits = Last visit to the dentist was more than a year ago.
  4. Never = Never has visited a dentist.
  5. Symptoms related visit = Last visit to the dentist was due to symptoms.
  6. # = the categories '$500–999' and '≥$1,000' were collapsed into ≥$500.
  7. & = the categories 'no education'; 'incomplete primary school'; 'primary school completed', and 'incomplete high school' were collapsed into 'up to primary school completed'. The categories 'high school completed', 'technical incomplete', and 'university incomplete' were collapsed into 'high school completed'; the categories 'technical education completed' and 'university education completed' were collapsed into 'technical/university completed'.