Skip to main content

Table 1 Study participant characteristics

From: Current stress and poor oral health

Characteristics n (%) Mean (SD)
Age (Years)   44.4 (10.7)
Male Sex 1163 (48.2)  
Reports of Pain or Discomfort in Teeth or Gums Over Past Month (1–4; 1 = Never, 4 = Often)   1.6 (0.86)
General Health of Teeth and Mouth (1–5; 1 = Excellent, 5 = Poor)   2.6 (1.1)
Perceived Current Stress Index (average of a - c)   0.67 (0.55)
 a. You are trying to take on too many things at once (0–2; 0 = Not True, 2 = Very True)   0.89 (0.74)
 b. There is too much pressure on you to be like other people (0–2; 0 = Not True, 2 = Very True)   0.41 (0.65)
 c. Too much is expected of you by others (0–2; 0 = Not True, 2 = Very True)   0.69 (0.73)
Total Combined Household Income
 <$10,000 22 (1.0)  
 $10,000–$14,999 87 (3.9)  
 $15,000–$19,999 60 (2.7)  
 $20,000–$29,999 231 (10.3)  
 $30,000–$39,999 180 (8.0)  
 $40,000–$49,999 188 (8.4)  
 $50,000–$74,999 450 (20.1)  
 >$75,000 1023 (45.7)  
Educational Attainment Greater Than High School Diploma? (Yes vs No) 1859 (77.2)  
Currently Employed? (Yes vs No) 2099 (87.2)  
Socioeconomic Position Index? (0–3)   2.4 (0.79)
Citizenship Status
 Canadian Born 947 (39.4)  
 Non-Recent Immigrant 1106 (46.0)  
 Recent Immigrant (≤10 Years in Canada) 351 (14.6)  
Has Dental Insurance That Covers All or Part of Dental Expenses? (Yes vs No) 1549 (64.3)  
Length Of Time Since Last Visit to the Dentist?
 <1 Year Ago 1782 (74.0)  
 1–2 Years Ago 318 (13.2)  
 >2 Years Ago 308 (12.8)