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Table 1 Background factors, daily health-related behaviors and oral-health behaviors among the first-year students of Nice Côte d’Azur University

From: Hierarchizing caries risk factors among first-year university students in Nice (France): a cross-sectional study

  N %
Gender
 Male 263 41.8
 Female 366 58.2
Area of study
 Health, Sport 275 43.7
 Science, Technology 91 14.5
 Law, Economics, Management, Business 163 25.9
 Letters, Arts and Humanities 100 15.9
Social security coverage
 French social security system 36 5.7
 French social security system + health mutual or supplementary universal  health-care coverage 588 93.5
 Other systems 5 0.8
Father’s profession
 Managing profession 313 49.8
 Employees 214 34.0
 Without employment 70 11.1
 Not documented or deceased 32 5.1
Mother’s profession
 Managing profession 202 32.1
 Employees 301 47.9
 Without employment 116 18.4
 Not documented or deceased 10 1.6
Accommodation
 Living with their parents 345 54.8
 Away from parental home at least a part of the time 284 45.2
Part-time job
 Yes 86 13.7
 No 543 86.3
Number of main daily meals
 One meal 12 1.9
 Two meals 167 26.6
 Three meals 446 70.9
 Four meals or more 4 0.6
Number of snacks between meals
 None 142 22.6
 One snack 368 58.5
 Two snacks or more 119 18.9
Daily consumption of sugar drinks
 None 298 47.4
 One drink 251 39.9
 Two drinks or more 80 12.7
Daily consumption of candies
 Yes 74 11.8
 No 555 88.2
Daily consumption of sugar-free chewing gums
 Yes 133 21.1
 No 496 78.9
Drink consumed when thirsty
 Water 483 76.8
 Other drink 146 23.2
Daily toothbrushing frequency
 One time 78 12.4
 Two times 446 70.9
 Three times 101 16.1
 Not every day 4 0.6
Type of toothbrush used
 Manual 530 84.3
 Electric 99 15.7
Toothbrush replacement at least every three months
 Yes 460 73.1
 No 169 26.9
Place of purchase of toothpaste
 Pharmacy 58 9.2
 Supermarket 490 77.9
 Not known 81 12.9
Flossing
 Yes 76 12.1
 No 553 87.9
Smoking
 Yes 162 25.8
 No 467 74.2
Cannabis consumption
 Yes 75 11.9
 No 554 88.1
Other drugs consumption
 Yes 17 2.7
 No 612 97.3
Alcohol consumption
 Never 226 35.9
 Occasional 388 61.7
 Daily 15 2.4
Self-reported oral health
 Good health 580 92.2
 Poor health 49 7.8
Dental visit during the past year
 Yes 369 58.7
 No 260 41.3
Reason for the last dental consultation
 Preventive 431 68.5
 Curative 167 26.6
 Not known 31 4.9
Failing to seek dental care due to financial reasons
 Yes 34 5.4
 No 595 94.6