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Table 2 Behavioral characteristics of 98 individuals with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and 98 controls < 12 years

From: Dental caries in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and controls: a multilevel analysis

Variable Individuals with JIA (n = 98) Control group (n = 98) p value
Age at start of toothbrushing, n (%)
 1 year and older/do not know 81 (83.5) 81 (82.7) 0.87
 Under the age of 1 year 16 (16.5) 17 (17.3)
Does the child get assistance if tooth flossing is performed? n (%)
 Yes 35 (47.3) 39 (51.3)  
 No/do not know 39 (52.7) 37 (48.7) 0.62
Cordial/milk on bottle after the age of 1 year, n (%)
 Yes/do not know 45 (46.4) 41 (41.8) 0.52
 No 52 (53.6) 57 (58.2)
Drinks or food offered/available in bed during evening/nights, n (%)
 Yes/do not know 11 (11.5) 9 (9.2) 0.60
 No 85 (88.5) 89 (90.8)
  1. Some participants did not respond to the questionnaires. Chi-squared test level of significance p < 0.05