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Table 10 Self-reported overall health and dentition for the SABE population

From: Oral health among the elderly in 7 Latin American and Caribbean cities, 1999-2000: a cross-sectional study

Row % Are you missing any teeth? Do you have bridges/dentures? Unmet dental needs? N (%)
Self reported health Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue
Bridgetown N = 1474   N = 1445   N = 1508
Excellent 56 (98.2) 1 (1.8) 0.218 33 (60.0) 22 (40.0) 0.391 57 (98.3) 1 (1.7) 0.368
Very good 163 (98.8) 2 (1.2)   89 (56.0) 70 (44.0)   164 (94.8) 9 (5.2)  
Good 501 (97.3) 14 (2.7)   289 (57.5) 214 (42.5)   496 (94.3) 30 (5.7)  
Fair 648 (98.8) 8 (1.2)   405 (62.3) 245 (37.7)   626 (93.4) 44 (6.6)  
Bad 81 (100) 0 (0.0)   49 (62.8) 29 (37.2)   79 (97.5) 2 (2.5)  
Buenos Aires N = 995   N = 982   N = 1042
Excellent 44 (97.8) 1 (2.2) 0.301 30 (71.4) 12 (28.6) 0.800 43 (93.5) 3 (6.5) 0.271
Very good 148 (100) 0 (0.0)   104 (73.2) 38 (26.8)   144 (97.3) 4 (2.7)  
Good 447 (97.6) 11 (2.4)   334 (74.4) 115 (25.6)   447 (96.3) 17 (3.7)  
Fair 284 (97.3) 8 (2.7)   220 (73.8) 78 (26.2)   294 (97.7) 7 (2.3)  
Bad 52 (100) 0 (0.0)   35 (68.6) 16 (31.4)   50 (96.2) 2 (3.8)  
São Paulo N = 2143   N = 2129   N = 2143
Excellent 90 (96.8) 3 (3.2) 0.001 79 (87.8) 11 (12.2) 0.171 90 (96.8) 3 (3.2) 0.927
Very good 128 (97.7) 3 (2.3)   107 (83.6) 21 (16.4)   125 (95.4) 6 (4.6)  
Good 730 (99.6) 3 (0.4)   596 (81.8) 133 (18.2)   702 (95.8) 31 (4.2)  
Fair 983 (99.7) 3 (0.3)   792 (80.6) 191 (19.4)   946 (95.9) 40 (4.1)  
Bad 199 (99.5) 1 (0.5)   152 (76.4) 47 (23.6)   194 (97.0) 6 (3.0)  
Santiago N = 1299   N = 1281   N =1301
Excellent 27 (100) 0 (0.0) 0.661 14 (51.9) 13 (48.1) 0.038 22 (81.5) 5 (18.5) 0.885
Very good 53 (100) 0 (0.0)   38 (77.6) 11 (22.3)   46 (86.8) 7 (13.2)  
Good 380 (99.7) 1 (0.3)   239 (64.6) 131 (35.4)   332 (87.1) 49 (12.9)  
Fair 559 (100) 0 (0.0)   397 (71.4) 159 (28.6)   483 (86.1) 78 (13.9)  
Bad 279 (100) 0 (0.00   103 (69.2) 86 (30.8)   237 (84.9) 42 (15.1)  
Havana N = 1905   N = 1877   N = 1905
Proxy 170 (96.6) 6 (3.4) 0.293 109 (64.1) 61 (32.9) 0.009 174 (98.9) 2 (1.1) 0.090
Excellent 33 (100) 0 (0.0)   19 (57.6) 14 (42.4)   32 (97.0) 1 (3.0)  
Very good 57 (100) 0 (0.0)   41 (71.9) 16 (28.1)   57 (100) 0 (0.0)  
Good 547 (98.7) 7 (1.3)   388 (70.9) 159 (29.1)   548 (98.9) 6 (1.1)  
Fair 850 (98.6) 12 (1.4)   634 (74.6) 216 (25.4)   844 (97.9) 18 (2.1)  
Bad 220 (98.7) 3 (1.3)   144 (65.5) 76 (34.5)   214 (96.0) 9 (4.0)  
Mexico City N =1868   N =1713   N = 1871
Excellent 42 (89.4) 5 (10.6) 0.000 33 (78.6) 9 (21.4) 0.002 43 (91.7) 4 (8.3) 0.728
Very good 67 (83.8) 13 (16.2)   43 (64.2) 24 (35.8)   77 (96.2) 3 (3.8)  
Good 395 (89.2) 48 (10.8)   228 (57.7) 167 (42.3)   415 993.7) 28 (6.3)  
Fair 900 (92.7) 71 (7.3)   466 (52.0) 431 (48.0)   907 (93.1) 67 (6.9)  
Bad 314 (96.0) 13 (4.0)   163 (52.2) 149 (47.8)   309 (94.5) 18 (5.5)  
Montevideo N = 1450   N = 1365   N = 1450
Excellent 84 (84.8) 15 (15.2) 0.000 71 (84.5) 12 (15.5) 0.068 96 3 (3.0) 0.626
Very good 143 (89.9) 16 (10.1)   105 (75.5) 36 (24.5)   152 7 (4.4)  
Good 663 (96.10 26 (3.9)   495 (78.6) 135 (21.4)   631 28 (4.2)  
Fair 426 (97.3) 12 (2.7)   324 (76.6) 99 (23.4)   420 18 (4.1)  
Bad 90 (94.7) 5 (5.3)   60 (68.2) 28 (31.8)   94 1 (1.1)