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Table 4 Marital status 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 (%)
Marital status Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue
Bridgetown N = 1459   N = 1402   N = 1462
Unmarried 292 (98.7) 4 (1.3) 0.373 186 (63.9) 105 (36.1) 0.368 284 (94.4) 17 (5.6)  
Married 499 (97.7) 12 (2.3)   292 (59.8) 196 (40.2)   488 (95.1) 25 (4.9)  
Widow/er 407 (99.3) 3 (0.7)   232 (58.1) 167 (41.9)   382 (93.2) 28 (6.8) 0.164
Separated 151 (98.1) 3 (1.9)   94 (63.9) 53 (36.1)   149 (96.1) 6 (3.9)  
Divorced 81 (97.6) 2 (2.4)   42 (54.5) 35 (45.5)   74 (89.2) 9 (10.8)  
Buenos Aires N = 1025   N = 996   N = 1026
Unmarried 54 (94.7) 3 (5.3) * 46 (82.1) 10 (17.9) 0.212 56 (98.2) 1 (1.8)  
Married 432 (97.7) 10 (2.3)   315 (72.7) 118 (27.3)   426 (96.4) 16 (3.6)  
Widow/er 42 (98.6) 6 (1.4)   313 (76.3) 97 (23.7)   413 (96.5) 15 (3.5) 0.886
Separated 88 (98.9) 1 (1.1)   60 (69.0) 27 (31.0)   85 (95.5) 4 (4.5)  
Divorced 10 (100) 0 (0.0)   9 (90.0) 1 (10.0)   10 (100) 0 (0.0)  
São Paulo N = 2142   N = 2128   N = 2142
Unmarried 103 (100) 0 (0.0) * 80 (77.7) 23 (22.7) 0.139 95 (92.2) 8 (7.8)  
Married 1112 (99.2) 9 (0.8)   899 (80.9) 12 (19.1)   1082 (95.5) 39 (3.5)  
Widow/er 757 (99.6) 3 (0.4)   626 (82.7) 131 (17.3)   728 (95.8) 32 (4.2) 0.035
Separated 135 (99.3) 1 (0.7)   101 (74.8) 34 (25.2)   132 (97.1) 4 (2.9)  
Divorced 22 (100) 0 (0.0)   20 (90.9) 2 (19.1)   19 (86.4) 3 (13.6)  
Santiago N = 1284   N = 1266   N = 1286
Unmarried 94 (98.9) 1 (1.1) * 56 (61.5) 35 (39.5) 0.013 85 (89.5) 10 (10.5)  
Married 560 (100) 0 (0.0)   362 (65.3) 192 (34.7)   495 (88.4) 65 (11.6)  
Widow/er 458 (100) 0 (0.0)   334 (73.7) 119 (26.3)   379 (82.4) 81 (17.6) 0.015
Separated 166 (100) 0 (0.0)   113 (69.3) 50 (31.7)   147 (88.6) 19 (11.4)  
Divorced 5 (100) 0 (0.0)   5 (100) 0 (0.0)   3 (60.0) 2 (40.0)  
Havana N = 1902   N = 1874   N = 1902
Unmarried 61 (93.8) 4 (6.2) * 31 (50.8) 30 (49.2) 0.001 64 (98.5) 1 (1.5)  
Married 700 (98.5) 11 (1.5)   484 (69.1) 216 (30.9)   702 (98.7) 9 (1.3)  
Widow/er 658 (98.9) 7 (1.1)   494 (75.1) 164 (24.9)   648 (97.4) 17 (2.6) 0.534
Separated 247 (99.6) 1 (0.4)   179 (72.5) 68 (27.5)   243 (98.0) 5 (2.0)  
Divorced 208 (97.7) 5 (2.3)   145 (69.7) 63 (30.3)   209 (98.1) 4 (1.9)  
Mexico City N = 1868   N = 1712   N = 1871
Unmarried 89 (94.7) 5 (5.3) 0.002 52 (58.4) 37 (41.6) 0.063 92 2 (2.1)  
Married 978 (91.1) 95 (8.9)   515 (52.9) 458 (47.1)   1010 64 (6.0  
Widow/er 457 (94.0) 29 (6.0)   259 (56.6) 199 (44.4)   452 36 (7.4) 0.291
Separated 170 (92.9) 13 (7.1)   86 (51.2) 82 (48.8)   169 14 (7.7)  
Divorced 24 (75.0) 8 (5.0)   19 (79.2) 5 (20.8)   29 3 (9.4)  
Montevideo N = 1444   N = 1360   N = 1444
Unmarried 49 (94.2) 3 (5.8) 0.288 28 (57.1) 21 (42.9) 0.000 49 (94.2) 3 (5.8)  
Married 659 (93.7) 44 (6.2)   495 (75.8) 158 (24.2)   673 (95.7) 30 (4.3) 0.456
Widow/er 511 (96.4) 19 (3.6)   416 (82.1) 91 (17.9)   515 (97.2) 15 (2.8)  
Separated 82 (96.5) 3 (3.5)   55 (67.9) 26 (32.1)   80 (94.1) 5 (5.9)  
Divorced 70 (94.6) 4 (5.4)   57 (81.4) 13 (18.6)   70 (94.6) 4 (5.4)  
  1. *Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Santiago and Havana has many cells with N < 5 for this variable therefore unable to determine an association.