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Table 1 Frequency distribution of demographic variables, caries status, oral hygiene status and anxiety status (N = 450)

From: General anxiety, dental anxiety, digit sucking, caries and oral hygiene status of children resident in a semi-urban population in Nigeria

Demographic profile N = 450
Number (%)
Age
6 years – 8 years 226 (50.2%)
9 years – 12 years 224 (49.8%)
Gender
Male 222 (49.3%)
Female 228 (50.7%)
Caries status
Caries present 76 (16.6%)
Caries free 374 (83.1%)
dmft
0 386 (85.8%)
1–2 48 (10.7%)
3–6 16 (3.5%)
DMFT
0 428 (95.1%)
1–2 18 (4.0%)
3–4 4 (0.9%)
Oral hygiene status
Good 172 (38.4%)
Fair 256 (57.1%)
Poor 20 (4.5%)
Dental anxiety
Low 226 (50.2%)
High 224 (49.8%)
General anxiety
Low 392 (87.1%)
High 58 (12.9%)
Digit sucking
Present 27 (6.0%)
Absent 423 (94.0%)