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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample of preschool children aged 3–5 years

From: Utilization of dental services and associated factors among preschool children in China

 % (95%CI) % (95%CI)
Predisposing factor
 Age group Annual per capital income 
  330.7% (30.3–31.2%)the lowest to 12,500CNY30.4% (30.0–30.9%)
  434.6% (34.2–35.1%)12,5000CNY-25,000CNY36.9% (36.4–37.3%)
  534.7% (34.2–35.1%)25,000CNY to the highest32.7% (32.3–33.2%)
 Sex Need factor 
  male50.2% (49.7–50.7%)Toothache 
  female49.8% (49.3–50.3%)never70.0% (69.6–70.5%)
 Education   
  junior high school or lower45.3% (44.8–45.8%)occasionally23.2% (22.8–23.6%)
  senior high school23.4% (23.0–23.8%)often2.6% (2.4–2.7%)
  bachelor’s degree or higher31.3% (30.8–31.7%)It’s not known4.2% (4.0–4.4%)
 Score of oral health attitude Evaluation of overall health 
  0–312.3% (12.0–12.6%)good30.3% (29.8–30.7%)
  4–687.7% (87.4–88.0%)fair41.3% (40.8–41.8%)
 Score of oral health knowledge moderate26.0% (25.5–26.4%)
  0 to 436.2% (35.7–36.6%)worse or bad2.5% (2.3–2.6%)
  5 to 863.8% (63.4–64.3%)Evaluation of oral health 
 Enabling factor good20.5% (20.2–20.9%)
  Location fair35.3% (34.8–35.7%)
  urban50.7% (50.2–51.2%)moderate33.6% (33.2–34.1%)
  rural49.3% (48.8–49.8%)worse or bad10.6% (10.3–10.9%)
 Region dmft 
  west39.3% (38.8–39.7%)< 036.9% (34.3–39.7%)
  middle25.8% (25.4–26.2%)> 063.1% (60.3–65.7%)
  east35.0% (34.5–35.4%)  
  1. CNY Chines Yuan
  2. dmft decayed, missing and filled teeth