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Table 3 Factors associated with oral hygiene practices among SIYP in Osun and Lagos States, Nigeria (N = 845)

From: Association between water, sanitation, general hygiene and oral hygiene practices of street-involved young people in Southwest Nigeria

VariablesGood oral hygiene practices
(n = 75)
Poor oral hygiene practices
(n = 770)
X2p valueTotal
(N = 845)
Sex
 Male36 (8.0%)416 (92.0%)1.000.32452 (53.5%)
 Female39 (9.9%)354 (90.1%)  393 (46.5%)
Age
 10–14 years27 (11.8%)202 (88.2%)  229 (27.1%)
 15–19 years31 (8.3%)341 (91.7%)3.640.16372 (44.0%)
 20–24 years17 (7.0%)227 (93.0%)  244 (28.9%)
Residence
 Osun19 (4.6%)398 (95.4%)19.0< 0.001417 (49.3%)
 Lagos56 (13.1%)372 (86.9%)  428 (50.7%)
Ever attended school
 No8 (12.3%)57 (87.7%)1.030.3165 (7.7%)
 Yes67 (8.6%)713 (91.4%)  780 (92.3%)
Marital status
 Single69 (9.0%)702 (91.1%)0.060.81771 (91.2%)
 Married6 (8.1%)68 (91.9%)  74 (8.8%)
Oral hygiene knowledge
 Poor22 (3.8%)559 (96.2%)59.55< 0.001581 (68.8%)
 Good53 (20.1%)211 (79.9%)  264 (31.2%)
Water collection and storage
 Poor36 (6.7%)501 (93.3%)8.59< 0.003537 (63.6%)
 Good39 (12.7%)269 (87.3%)  308 (36.4%)
Handwashing
 Poor54 (8.5%)581 (91.5%)0.440.51635 (75.1%)
 Good21 (10.0%)189 (90.0%)  210 (24.9%)
Sanitation
 Poor47 (8.2%)530 (92.0%)1.200.27577 (65.1%)
 Good28 (10.5%)240 (89.5%)  268 (34.9%)
Waste disposal
 Poor41 (8.8%)424 (91.2%)0.040.94465 (55.0%)
 Good34 (9.0%)346 (91.0%)  380 (45.0%)
  1. *estimates derived from Fisher’s exact test