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Table 3 Education level 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 N (%) Are you missing any teeth? N (%) Do you have bridges/dentures? N (%) Unmet dental needs? N (%)
Education level Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue
Bridgetown N = 1456   N = 1399   N = 1459
Primary 1119 (98.7) 15 (1.3) 0.049 665 (60.9) 427 (39.1) 0.281 1071 (94.2) 66 (5.8) 0.843
Secondary 217 (96.4) 8 (1.6)   126 (59.4) 86 (41.6)   214 (95.1) 11 (4.9)  
Higher/oth 96 (99.0) 1 (1.0)   50 (52.6) 45 (47.4)   91 (93.8) 6 (6.2)  
Buenos Aires N = 989   N = 960   N = 990
Primary 690 (98.4) 11 (1.6) 0.209 505 (74.5) 173 (25.6) 0.301 677 (96.6) 24 (3.4) 0.838
Secondary 184 (97.4) 5 (2.6)   136 (73.5) 49 (26.5)   182 (95.8) 8 (4.2)  
Higher/oth 95 (96.0) 4 (4.0)   78 (80.4) 19 (19.6)   96 (97.0) 3 (3.0)  
São Paulo N = 1600   N = 1586   N = 1600
Primary 1347 (99.6) 6 (0.4) 0.001 1140 (84.7) 206 (15.3) 0.729 1293 (95.6) 60 (4.4) 0.622
Secondary 70 (97.2) 2 (2.8)   59 (84.3) 11 (15.7)   69 (95.8) 3 (4.2)  
Higher/oth 170 (97.1) 5 (2.9)   140 (82.4) 30 (17.6)   170 (96.1) 5 (3.9)  
Santiago N = 1138   N = 1126   N = 1139
Primary 90 (100) 0 (0.0) * 62 (68.9) 28 (31.1) 0.936 77 (85.6) 13 (14.4) 0.877
Secondary 143 (100) 0 (0.0)   96 (67.6) 46 (32.4)   125 (87.4) 18 (12.6)  
Higher/oth 905 (100) 0 (0.0)   618 (69.1) 276 (31.9)   778 (85.9) 128 (14.1)  
Havana N = 1901   N = 1873   N = 1901
Yes 1793 (98.7) 23 (1.3) 0.001 1270 (70.8) 523 (29.2) 0.126 1782 (98.1) 34 (1.9) 0.751
No 80 (94.1) 5 (5.9)   63 (78.8) 17 (21.2)   83 (97.6) 2 (2.4)  
Mexico City N = 1553   N = 1415   N = 1554
Primary 1014 (92.1) 87 (7.9) 0.020 531 (52.5) 480 (47.5) 0.000 1033 (93.7) 69 (6.3) 0.276
Secondary 115 (95.0) 6 (5.0)   77 (67.0) 38 (33.0)   115 (95.0) 6 (5.0)  
Higher/oth 291 (87.9) 40(22.1)   210 (72.7) 79 (27.3)   303 (91.5) 28 (8.5)  
Montevideo N = 1382   N = 1300   N = 1382
Primary 859 (96.5) 31 (3.5) 0.000 656 (76.7) 199 (23.3) 0.239 858 32 (3.6) 0.886
Secondary 221 (94.8) 12 (5.2)   177 (81.6) 40 (19.4)   224 9 (3.9)  
Higher/oth 231 (89.2) 28(11.8)   172 (75.4) 56 (24.5)   248 11 (4.2)  
  1. *Santiago has 100% missing teeth for this variable unable to determine an association.
  2. Havana has no education level variable, so “Did you attend school - yes/no” was used.