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Table 1 Percentages (n) who report immediate need to see a dentist for dental check-up, for immediate problem oriented dental care, for both dental check-up and immediate problem oriented dental care and for specific treatments by place of residence.

From: Perceived dental treatment need among older Tanzanian adults – a cross-sectional study

  Urban % (n) Rural % (n) Total
Need for dental check-up 51.7 (264) 62.5 (325) 57.1 (589)
Need for immediate dental care 42.9 (219) 52.7 (274) 47.8 (493)
Need for both check-up and immediate dental care 38.4 (196) 49.6 (258) 44.0 (454)
Need for specific dental problems    
Pain relief 30.3 (155) 42.5 (221) 36.5 (376)
Tooth extraction 17.4 (89) 25.5 (133) 21.5 (222)
Fillings 10.8 (55) 13.7 (71) 12.2 (126)
Partial dentures 20.5 (105) 18.1 (94) 19.3 (199)
Full dentures 2.7 (14) 3.7 (19) 3.2 (33)