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Table 3 Changes in knowledge pre/post the education sessions

From: Improving oral health in migrant and underserved populations: evaluation of an interactive, community-based oral health education program in Washington state

Question Percent answering correctly
Pre Post Difference P-value
Multiple choice
 Dry mouth can cause…difficulty speaking 57.4% 71.7% 14.3% < 0.01
 A mouth infection… can result in very serious complications 37.5% 60.5% 23.0% < 0.01
 Oral health problems can be due to…a number of factors (e.g., lack of economic resources 46.6% 73.8% 27.2% < 0.01
 When I have a cavity…I visit the dentist or other provider 41.3% 52.4% 11.1% < 0.01
True/False
 Children in low-income families experience more tooth decay (True) 64.6% 86.4% 21.8% < 0.01
 Drinking juice is good for teeth (False) 82.3% 88.8% 6.5% 0.05
 People with dentures need to visit the dentist (True) 86.8% 97.0% 10.2% < 0.01
 Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that heals and strengthens teeth (True) 86.5% 94.8% 8.3% < 0.01