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Table 2 Frequency and percentage of dental hygiene habits (tooth cleaning) of the study sample

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

VariablesAge (y), n (%)p-valueTotalp-value
18–3536–5051–65 Malefemale 
Tooth cleaning   0.055  0.104
 Less than once a day202 (23.6)259 (35.9)328 (44.6) 404 (51.2)385 (48.8) 
 Once a day or more656 (76.4)460 (64.1)405 (55.4) 724 (47.6)797 (52.4) 
Toothbrush527 (61.4)460 (62.7)405 (62.3)0.835673 (46.9)763 (53.1)0.015
Wooden toothpicks146 (17)155 (21.6)158 (21.6)0.03222 (48.4)237 (51.6)0.824
Plastic toothpicks6 (0.7)7 (1)21 (2.9)0.0115 (44.1)19 (55.9)0.580
Dental floss213 (24.8)175 (24.3)164 (22.4)0.01243 (44.0)309 (56.0)0.010
Nonfluoride toothpaste527 (61.4)460 (62.7)405 (62.3)0.5701020 (48.8)1071 (51.2)0.880
Fluoride-containing toothpaste315 (36.4)241 (33.4)245 (32.7)0.068823 (48.8)864 (51.2)0.068