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Table 1 Characteristics of Participants

From: Association between early childhood oral health impact scale (ECOHIS) scores and pediatric dental surgery wait times

VARIABLE TOTAL N = 200 (% IN BRACKETS)a
Sex of child
 Male 99 (49.5)
 Female 101 (50.5)
 Child’s mean age, months ± standard deviation 47.6 ± 13.8
Resides in Winnipeg
 Yes 104 (52.5)
 No 94 (47.5)
Wait time of < 13 weeks
 Yes 104 (59.8)
 No 70 (40.2)
 Child’s mean wait time, weeks ± standard deviation 14.3 ± 15.0 (Range 0.1–133.7)
Registered First Nations
 Yes 126 (63.0)
 No 74 (37.0)
Overall health rating by parent
 Very good 102 (51.0)
 Good 86 (43.0)
 Fair 12 (6.0)
Medical/health problems
 Yes 31 (15.5)
 No 169 (84.5)
Medications
 Yes 16 (8.0)
 No 184 (92.0)
Parent/caregiver education
 <High school 56 (29.5)
 High school 76 (40.00)
 Some college/university 58 (30.5)
Receives government/social assistance
 Yes 107 (53.5)
 No 88 (44.0)
 Don’t Know 5 (2.5)
Household income
 <$28,000 108 (54.0)
 >$28,000 59 (29.5)
 Don’t Know 33 (16.5)
Dental insurance
 Yes 184 (92.0)
 No 8 (4.0)
 Don’t Know 8 (4.0)
Type of insurance
 None 16 (9.0)
 Government insurance 152 (76.0)
 Private insurance 32 (16.0)
  1. Note: Participants chose not to answer some questions (i.e. not all questions have 200 responses)
  2. aExcept where other units are given