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Table 1 Characteristics of participants per focus group interview

From: Establishing oral health promoting behaviours in children – parents’ views on barriers, facilitators and professional support: a qualitative study

Variables   D-HSES-1 D-LSES-1 D-HSES-2 D-LSES-2 Ta M Total
   (n = 10) (n = 8) (n = 4) (n = 5) (n = 6) (n = 6) (n = 39)
  n n n n n n n (%)
Sex of the child        
  Girl 7 2 1 4 2 2 18 (47.4)
  Boy 3 6 3 1 3 4 20 (52.6)
Dental health status of the child
  Dmft = 0 5 4 3 3 2 1 18 (47.4)
  Dmft ≥ 1 < 4 4 3 - 1 2 3 13 (34.2)
  Dmft > 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 (18.4)
Participating parent
  Mother 9 8 4 5 2 3 31 (79.5)
  Father 1 - - - 4 3 8 (20.5)
Education level of the mother
  University 3 - - - - - 3 (7.9)
  Further education (higher level) 4 - 4 - - - 8 (21.1)
  Secondary school (higher level) 3 - - - - - 3 (7.9)
  Further education (lower level) - 7 - 3 - 1 11 (28.9)
  Secondary school (lower level) - 1 - 2 3 1 7 (18.4)
  Elementary school - - - - 2 2 4 (10.5)
  No education - - - - - 2 2 (5.3)
Relationship status of the parent
  With partner 10 6 4 4 3 5 32 (84.2)
  Single - 2 - 1 2 1 6 (15.8)
Number of siblings per household
  0 – 1 sibling(s) 8 6 1 3 2 2 22 (57.9)
  ≥2 siblings 2 2 3 2 4 3 16 (42.1)
  1. D-HSES-1 and D-HSES-2 focus group interviews with Dutch parents of high SES, D-LSES-1 and D-LSES-2 focus group interviews with Dutch parents of low SES, T focus group interview with Turkish parents, M focus group interview with Moroccan parents
  2. aFor one child, both the father and mother participated in the focus group session