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Table 5 Past occupation 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 (%)
Past occupation Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue Yes No pvalue
Bridgetown N = 1404   N = 1348   N = 1407
Professionals 108 (54.3) 91 (45.7) 0.079 108 (54.3) 91 (45.7) 0.129 197 (93.8) 13 (6.2) 0.166
Office workers 371 (59.1) 257 (41.9)   371 (59.1) 257 (40.9)   622 (95.4) 30 (4.6)  
Manual/unskill 325 (62.4) 196 (31.6)   325 (62.4) 196 (37.6)   506 (92.8) 39 (7.2)  
Buenos Aires N = 925   N = 898   N = 883
Professionals 129 (97.7) 3 (2.3) 0.810 99 (78.0) 28 (22.0) 0.345 84 (93.3) 6 (6.7) 0.288
Office workers 248 (98.4) 4 (1.6)   187 (74.8) 63 25.2)   243 (96.3) 9 (3.6)  
Manual/unskill 533 (98.5) 8 (1.5)   375 (72.0) 146 (28.0)   525 (97.0) 16 (3.0)  
São Paulo N = 2000   N = 1986   N = 2000
Professionals 141 (97.2) 4 (2.8) 0.003 125 (88.7) 16 (11.3) 0.002 139 (95.9) 6 (4.1) 0.985
Office workers 535 (99.3) 4 (0.7)   409 (76.6) 125 (23.4)   517 (95.9) 22 (4.1)  
Manual/unskill 1311 (99.6) 5 (0.4)   1075 (82.) 236 (18)   1260 (95.7) 56 (4.3)  
Santiago N = 1053   N = 1038   N = 1055
Professionals 77 (100) 0 (0.0) * 58 (77.3) 17 (22.7) 0.211 67 (87.0) 10 (13.0) 0.700
Office workers 207 (100) 0 (0.0)   136 (67.3) 66 (32.7)   178 (85.2) 31 (14.8)  
Manual/unskill 769 (100) 0 (0.0)   514 (67.5) 247 (32.5)   672 (87.4) 97 (12.6)  
Havana N = 1584   N = 1561   N = 1584
Professionals 266 (96.4) 10 (3.6) 0.003 180 (67.7) 86 (32.3) 0.538 274 (99.3) 2 (0.7) 0.160
Office workers 568 (99.3) 4 (0.7)   405 (71.3) 163 (28.7)   558 (97.6) 14 (2.4)  
Manual/unskill 727 (98.8) 9 (1.2)   515 (70.8) 212 (29.2)   725 (98.5) 11 (1.5)  
Mexico City N = 1532   N = 1410   N = 1533
Professionals 113 (86.9) 17 (13.1) 0.035 85 (75.2) 28 (24.8) 0.000 119 (91.5) 11 (8.5) 0.323
Office workers 477 (93.7) 32 (6.3)   262 (55.3) 212 (44.7)   469 (92.1) 40 (7.9)  
Manual/unskill 823 (92.2) 70 (7.8)   404 (49.1) 419 (50.9)   840 (94.0) 54 (6.0)  
Montevideo N = 1310   N = 1233   N = 1310
Professionals 183 (89.3) 22 (10.7) 0.000 140 (78.2) 39 (21.8) 0.019 196 (4.4) 9 (95.5) 0.470
Office workers 304 (96.5) 11 (3.5)   248 (81.8) 55 (18.2)   306 (2.9) 9 (97.1)  
Manual/unskill 756 (95.7) 34 (4.3)   555 (73.9) 196 (26.1)   755 (4.4) 35 (95.5)  
  1. *Santiago has 100% missing teeth for this variable therefore no cell for a p value.