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Table 2 Mean, standard deviation and significance for the variables disinfection control of dental environment and dental hygiene

From: Oral hygiene habits and possible transmission of COVID-19 among cohabitants

  Dental hygiene variables
Toothbrushing Flossing Oral rinse Tongue-brushing
M (SD) p M (SD) p M (SD) p M (SD) p
Environmental care and disinfection control     
Shared toothbrush use     
 Yes 3.6 (1.5) 0.848 3.4 (1.4) 0.518 2.6 (1.1) 0.458 3.1 (1.4) 0.863
 Not 3.5 (1.2) 3.1 (1.3) 2.9 (1.3) 3.0 (1.2)
Sharing brush container     
 Yes 3.5 (1.3) 0.277 3.0 (1.3) 0.477 2.9 (1.3) 0.641 3.0 (1.2) 0.638
 Not 3.6 (1.2) 3.2 (1.3) 3.0 (1.2) 3.0 (1.3)
Sharing of toothpaste     
 Yes 3.5 (1.3) 0.502 3.0 (1.3) 0.519 2.9 (1.3) 0.933 2.9 (1.2) 0.370
 Not 3.6 (1.2) 3.1 (1.3) 2.9 (1.2) 3.0 (1.2)
Brush in vertical position     
 Yes 3.5 (1.3) 0.393 3.0 (1.3) 0.160 2.9 (1.3) 0.103 3.0 (1.2) 0.722
 Not 3.6 (1.2) 3.3 (1.3) 3.1 (1.1) 3.0 (1.4)
Capped brush     
 Yes 3.6 (1.3) 0.143 3.2 (1.3) 0.119 2.9 (1.3) 0.644 3.1 (1.2) 0.08
 Not 3.4 (1.2) 2.9 (1.3) 2.9 (1.3) 2.8 (1.3)
Brush disinfection with bleach     
 Yes 3.8 (1.0) 0.264 3.6 (1.0) 0.028* 2.9 (1.2) 0.973 3.5 (1.3) 0.035*
 Not 3.5 (1.3) 3.0 (1.3) 2.9 (1.3) 2.9 (1.2)
Toilet lid closure     
 Yes 3.6 (1.2) 0.286 3.0 (1.2) 0.335 3,0 (1.2) 0.514 3.2 (1.2) 0.020*
 Not 3.5 (1.3) 2.9 (1.3) 2,9 (1.3) 2.8 (1.2)
Brush change after PCR + test     
 Yes 3.6 (1.2) 0.234 3.1 (1.3) 0.703 2.9 (1.2) 0.671 3.0 (1.2) 0.445
 No 3.3 (1.4) 3.0 (1.5) 2.8 (1.3) 2.8 (1.2)