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Table 2 Socio-demographic and medical characteristics of the sample according to the two groups: with and without sensitive teeth (ST) (n = 2413)

From: Prevalence of sensitive teeth and associated factors: a multicentre, cross-sectional questionnaire survey in France

  Without ST With ST p b
  Number of subjects Percentage a
(%)
Number of subjects Percentage a
(%)
 
Total 1395 100 1018 100  
Gender      0.14
 Female 708 50.7 547 53.7  
 Male 687 49.3 471 46.3  
Age group      0.09
 18–34 672 48.2 524 51.5  
 35–64 623 44.6 440 43.2  
  ≥ 65 100 7.2 54 5.3  
Occupation      0.01*
 Farmer 14 1.0 7 0.7  
 Craftsperson, merchant, business leader 95 6.8 70 6.9  
 Intermediate profession 131 9.4 78 7.6  
 Employee 331 23.7 301 29.6  
 Labourer 56 4.1 48 4.7  
 Executive or highly intellectual activity 267 19.1 167 16.4  
 Retired 156 11.2 87 8.5  
 No activity 345 24.7 260 25.6  
Marital status      0.69
 Married/ Cohabiting couple 834 59.8 590 58.0  
 Single 418 30.0 320 31.4  
 Divorced 105 7.5 84 8.2  
 Widowed 38 2.7 24 2.4  
Use of tobacco      < 0.001*
 Yes 435 31.2 410 40.3  
 No 960 68.8 608 59.7  
Period of frequent vomiting c      0.32
 Yes 248 17.8 197 19.4  
 No 1147 82.2 821 80.6  
  1. a Percentage of individuals in each class of the independent variables
  2. b Chi2 test according to the conditions of application or Fisher test comparing the presence of ST with each socio-demographic or medical variable
  3. c due to anorexia / bulimia, drugs, stress or pregnancy or a period of frequent gastro-oesophageal reflux
  4. * p < 0.05