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Table 4 Percentage difference in demand and uptake of dental scaling

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

Groups % requesting or taking up scaling Outcome
Demand Uptake  
For all participants 75/454 = 16.5% 364/454 = 80.2% 80.2–16.5 = 63.7% difference
For those with Scaling treatment needa 9/94 = 9.6% 85/94 = 90.4% 90.4–9.6 = 80.8% difference
  1. aThis group was made up of participants with CPI Scores of 3 and 4