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Table 3 Frequency of dental visits and the reasons for these visits

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

Variable p-valueTotalp-value
Age (y), n (%)MaleFemale 
18–3536–5051–65    
Dental visit   < 0.001  0.517
 Less than 6 mo ago274 (32.0)237 (33.3)185 (26.0) 347 (49.9)349 (50.1) 
 More than 6 mo ago584 (68.0)482 (66.7)548 (74.0) 781 (48.4)833 (51.6) 
Reason of last visit to the dentist   < 0.001  0.002
 Consultation/advice36 (4.2)41 (5.7)28 (3.8) 68 (64.8)37 (35.2) 
 Dental/oral pain (teeth, gums/mouth)433 (50.5)291 (40.5)451 (61.5) 581 (49.4)594 (50.6) 
 Treatment291 (33.9)247 (34.4)186 (25.4) 351 (48.5)373 (51.5) 
 Routine check-up92 (10.7)133 (18.5)63 (8.6) 119 (41.3)169 (58.7)