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Table 2 Age- and sex-standardized prevalence (%) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for dental visits in the past 12 months, 2004–2012

From: Macroeconomic changes and trends in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in 2004–2012: a repeated cross-sectional study

  Age- and sex-standardized prevalence (%) with 95% CI Changea
2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2004/2008 2008/2010
Estonia
 Total 45.6 (43.7–47.4) 50.5 (48.5–52.5) 51.5 (49.6–53.4) 47.7 (45.8–49.5) 48.8 (46.9–50.7)   5.9 −3.8
 Gender
  Men 36.7 (33.9–39.4) 42.7 (39.6–45.9) 41.7 (38.8–44.6) 40.1 (37.2–42.9) 42.0 (39.1–44.9)   5.0 −1.6
  Women 54.4 (52.0–56.9) 58.3 (55.8–60.8) 61.3 (58.8–63.7) 55.3 (52.9–57.7) 55.6 (53.1–58.1)   6.9 −6.0
 Age
  20–34 48.3 (45.2–51.5) 54.3 (50.9–57.7) 52.1 (48.8–55.4) 51.1 (47.9–54.4) 50.1 (46.6–53.5)   3.8 −1.0
  35–49 48.9 (45.6–52.1) 52.8 (49.3–56.4) 55.8 (52.6–59.1) 46.0 (42.7–49.3) 52.3 (48.9–55.7)   6.9 −9.8
  50–64 38.4 (35.2–41.7) 43.3 (39.8–46.7) 45.7 (42.4–49.0) 45.6 (42.4–48.8) 43.3 (40.2–46.4)   7.3 −0.1
 Ethnicity
  Main 46.8 (44.5–49.0) 51.5 (49.1–53.9) 52.5 (50.3–54.8) 48.1 (45.8–50.2) 49.8 (47.5–52.0)   5.7 −4.4
  Other 43.5 (40.1–46.8) 47.7 (44.0–51.3) 48.5 (45.1–52.0) 46.2 (42.7–49.7) 45.5 (41.8–49.1)   5.0 −2.3
 Education
  High 59.4 (54.9–64.0) 61.2 (57.0–65.4) 60.0 (55.8–64.2) 57.1 (53.2–61.1) 61.8 (58.0–65.6)   0.6 −2.9
  Mid 44.8 (42.5–47.1) 48.5 (46.0–51.0) 50.9 (48.5–53.3) 46.0 (43.6–48.4) 45.8 (43.2–48.3)   6.1 −4.9
  Low 31.1 (25.4–36.8) 33.8 (28.0–39.5) 32.7 (27.0–38.5) 28.7 (23.0–34.3) 33.1 (27.0–39.3)   1.6 −4.0
 Economic activity
  Employed 47.9 (45.7–50.1) 51.8 (49.5–54.1) 52.3 (50.1–54.4) 49.5 (47.2–51.8) 50.7 (48.4–53.0)   4.4 −2.8
  Non-employed 37.7 (33.9–41.4) 42.9 (37.9–47.9) 46.7 (41.6–51.9) 42.0 (38.5–45.5) 42.3 (38.0–46.7)   9.0 −4.7
Lithuania
 Total 60.9 (58.6–63.1) 62.9 (60.6–65.2) 66.8 (64.5–69.1) 62.2 (59.9–64.4) 64.8 (62.4–67.1)   5.9 −4.6
 Gender
  Men 51.3 (47.7–54.9) 53.4 (49.7–57.1) 59.5 (55.8–63.3) 54.0 (50.3–57.7) 55.9 (52.1–59.6)   8.2 −5.5
  Women 70.4 (67.6–73.2) 72.4 (69.6–75.1) 74.1 (71.3–76.8) 70.4 (67.8–73.0) 73.7 (70.9–76.4)   3.7 −3.7
 Age
  20–34 63.8 (59.8–67.8) 69.8 (65.8–73.9) 67.4 (63.1–71.7) 64.0 (59.9–68.1) 67.4 (63.1–71.8)   3.6 −3.4
  35–49 64.4 (60.8–68.1) 64.2 (60.4–67.9) 68.0 (64.3–71.6) 63.0 (59.4–66.7) 66.0 (62.2–69.8)   3.6 −5.0
  50–64 53.3 (49.1–57.5) 53.3 (49.1–57.5) 64.7 (60.5–68.9) 59.0 (55.0–63.0) 60.1 (56.3–64.0) 11.4 −5.7
   Ethnicity
    Main 60.5 (58.1–63.0) 62.8 (60.3–65.2) 66.9 (64.4–69.4) 62.8 (60.4–65.2) 65.0 (62.5–67.4)   6.4 −4.1
    Other 62.1 (55.8–68.4) 65.9 (60.1–71.7) 66.6 (60.8–72.5) 57.4 (49.9–64.9) 63.7 (56.9–70.4)   4.5 −9.2
   Education
    High 69.2 (64.5–74.0) 73.3 (68.8–77.8) 74.0 (69.7–78.3) 72.8 (68.5–77.0) 78.9 (74.8–83.0)   4.8 −1.2
    Mid 60.3 (57.4–63.2) 62.6 (59.7–65.5) 65.3 (62.0–68.6) 59.6 (56.6–62.6) 61.4 (58.3–64.4)   5.0 −5.7
    Low 54.8 (47.0–62.7) 47.6 (40.9–54.3) 48.3 (40.4–56.3) 48.3 (41.0–55.6) 41.8 (32.9–50.6) −6.5   0.0
   Economic activity
    Employed 61.7 (59.0–64.4) 64.8 (62.1–67.4) 67.8 (65.2–70.4) 64.3 (61.6–67.0) 66.6 (63.8–69.3)   6.1 −3.5
    Non-employed 57.6 (52.3–63.0) 52.6 (46.6–58.6) 60.5 (52.9–68.2) 56.5 (51.1–61.9) 56.7 (51.3–62.1)   2.9 −4.0
  1. aStatistically significant changes (p < 0.05) are marked in bold font