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Table 1 Socio-demographic details of the participants

From: Using community participation to assess demand and uptake of scaling and polishing in rural and urban environments

Participants’ characteristics Number (N = 454) Percentage
Age group
 0–29 yrs 152 33.5%
 30–59 yrs 255 56.2%
  ≥ 60 yrs.
(Mean: 38.5 ± 14.8 yrs)
47 10.3%
Gender
 Male 219 48.2
 Female 235 51.8
Location
 Urban 209 46.0
 Rural 245 54.0
No of previous visit(s) for dental care
 1st visit 383 84.4
 2nd visit 56 12.3
  > 2 visits 15 3.3
Demand for dental scaling
 Yes 75 16.5
 No 379 83.5
Uptake of dental scaling
 Yes 364 80.2
 No 90 19.8
  1. The outreach served as first contact with dental professionals for 84.4% of the participants