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Table 2 Respondents’ characteristics

From: Costs and health-related quality of life in relation to caries

Variables Caries inactive (n = 179) Caries active (n = 81) P-value
Accommodation area (%) 0.164
 City 36 27  
 Coastal Areas 20 23  
 Rural Areas 44 50  
Age (years) 45.2 35.1 < 0.001
Gender (%) 0.073
 Male 35.2 46.9  
 Female 64.8 53.1  
Health status (%) 0.773
 Healthy 70 72  
 Diseased 30 28  
Medication (%) 0.932
 Non medicated 60.2 62.0  
 1–2 medicines 25.6 24.1  
  > 3 medicines 14.2 13.9  
Tobacco use (%) 0.012
 No tobacco use 88.7 77.2  
 Present smoker 3.4 5.1  
 Present snuff user 7.9 16.5  
 Present smoker and snuff user 0 1.2  
Preventive/Non-operative measures (%)
 Basic prevention 50.8 86.1 < 0.001
 Additions Fluoride 15.8 85.7 < 0.001
 Individual counselling on oral hygiene 29.4 77.2 < 0.001
 Individual counselling on diet 2.3 22.8 < 0.001
 Follow-up on prevention advice 6.8 35.4 < 0.001