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Table 1 Dental health status of the participants

From: Oral health status and associated lifestyle behaviors in a sample of Iranian adults: an exploratory household survey

VariablesAge (y); n (%)p-valueTotalp-value
Number of natural teeth18–3536–5051–65< 0.0001Malefemale0.553
No natural teeth0 (0)35 (4.9)152 (20.7)93 (49.7)94 (50.3) 
 1–90 (0)21 (2.9)155 (21.1)87 (49.4)89 (50.6) 
 10–1963 (7.3)150 (20.9)64 (8.7)124 (44.8)153 (55.2) 
 20 teeth or more795 (92.7)513 (71.3)362 (49.4)824 (49.3)846 (50.7) 
Dental/oral pain or discomfort during the last 12 mo (yes) (yes)611 (71.2)401 (55.8)402 (54.8)< 0.0001657 (46.5)757 (53.5)0.004
Presence of removable dentures
 Partial removable denture80 (9.3)119 (16.6)160 (21.8)< 0.0001174 (48.5)185 (51.5)0.881
 Full upper denture9 (1)57 (7.9)187 (25.5)< 0.0001127 (50.2)126 (49.8)0.645
 Full lower denture4 (0.5)44 (6.1)157 (21.4)< 0.0001103 (50.2)102 (49.8)0.672
Status of dental health   0.061  0.141
 Good526(60.8)475 (66.2)424 (57.8) 722 (50.7)703 (49.3) 
 Average265 (30.5)138 (19.1)188 (31.8) 275 (46.5)53.5 (316) 
 Poor49 (5.7)94 (13.1)88 (38.1) 106 (45.9)125 (54.1) 
Status of gum health   0.050   
 Good310 (39.2)292 (46.6)258 (40.0) 417 (48.5)443 (51.5)0.202
 Average126 (16.0)79 (12.5)96 (14.2) 137 (45.5)164 (54.5) 
 Poor354 (44.7)256 (40.9)289 (44.8) 460 (51.2)439 (48.8)