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Table 2 Availability of dental services and provision of treatment

From: Access to Oral health care: a focus on dental caries treatment provision in Enugu Nigeria

VariablesTotal n (%)
N = 52
Public facility
n (%)
Private facility
n (%)
X2 (P-Value)
Facility opening days44.48 (0.000)
 Monday to Friday15 (28.8)15 (28.8)0 (0.0)
 Monday to Saturday8 (15.8)1 (1.9)7 (13.5)
 Monday to Sunday (Tertiary)28 (55.8)29 (55.8)0 (0.0)
Facility opening times38.26 (0.000)
 24 h (Tertiary)34 (65.4)34 (65.4)0 (0.0)
 8 am-4 pm10 (19.2)8 (15.4)2 (3.8)
 8 am-6 pm2 (3.8)2 (3.8)0 (0.0)
 9 am-5 pm5 (9.6)0 (0.0)5 (9.6)
 Others1 (1.9)1 (1.9)0 (0.0)
Mean number of patients who received services:
 Dental filling37.72 (37.7)39.56 (40.7)27.43 (8.66)198.13 (0.00)
 Extraction132.8 (190.8)148.41 (201.7)39.14 (35.10)0.195 (0.000)
 Root canal treatment28.00 (11.5)30.52 (6.2)16.14 (21.13)12.12 (0.000)
Whether provider inform patients of procedure6.555 (0.135)
 Yes51 (98.1)45 (86.5)6 (11.5)
 No1 (1.9)0 (0.0)1 (1.9)
Referral mechanism3.279 (0.070)
 Yes37 (71.2)30 (57.7)7 (13.5)
 No15 (28.8)15 (28.8)0 (0.0)
*Where patients are usually referred to2.663 (0.264)
 Tertiary29 (76.3)22 (57.9)7 (18.4)
 Secondary1 (1.9)1 (2.6)0 (0.0)
 Private clinic7 (21.1)8 (21.1)0 (0.0)
 Total37 (100.0)31 (81.6)7 (18.4)